The St George’s Soup Kitchen opens its doors 4-5pm every Saturday of the year, operates out of our parish hall, 2221 Maitland St., and serves 100-160 individuals every week. We have six teams that operate on a rota, each one taking a turn every six weeks. On any given Saturday we aim to have 7-12 volunteers on deck to help — greeting people at the door, plating food, manning the ovens, plate-scraping and running the dishwasher, and in so many other ways!
In addition to the volunteers and leaders from St George’s, we are grateful for the support of the many local organizations and churches of various denominations that provide food and additional volunteers throughout the year. Many of the groups have been helping keep the soup kitchen running smoothly for over a decade, and some have been with us since the very beginning, over 25 years ago! We are a member agency of Feed Nova Scotia, and are grateful for their enthusiastic support and kindness!
Schedule on the day:
- At 3pm the volunteers arrive, and they help set up tables, butter buns, and warm up the food.
- From 4-5 pm the clients are served
- After the doors close then cleanup begins, usually lasting until 6pm, sometimes a little bit later.
We are always happy to have new volunteers join our teams, particularly during the summer months. Summer always becomes a difficult time for scheduling, as so many people experience major schedule changes or travel during this time.
If you are interested in volunteering with the St George’s Soup Kitchen, or if you have any questions about what we do, please use the contact form below: