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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

St Canice’s Kitchen

What started as a small soup kitchen in 1988 is now a Sydney institution, loved and supported by people right across the city.  Situated in the Kings Cross/Elizabeth Bay area this Sydney Soup Kitchen is ideally situated to help many of the city’s homeless and disadvantaged.

We are proud of the countless volunteers who give so generously of their time and selves to keep our doors open and put meals on the table.

We serve lunch seven days a week, from 11am to 1pm and we are also open on a Wednesday night from 7pm for a meal that gives emphasis to organic produce.

Small groups, organised by their own coordinator, look after each day. These groups typically put a great deal of effort and resource into their shifts, which means fabulous food and a pleasant atmosphere every day.

Some volunteers stay for many years, others come and go over time depending on what is happening in their lives. So these groups have a lot of experienced people but are always being refreshed with new people, either from their own network or from people contacting the parish office, which you can now do directly from this site.

It seems that volunteering at the kitchen is incredibly rewarding on a number of levels, from providing service to those in need to the camaraderie that exists amongst the different groups.

HISTORY

FUTURE

A generation on, we are now considering what a second generation soup kitchen might be like. We are asking: what else can we do to offer comfort, dignity and security to the poor and homeless?

FUND RAISING

Fund raising is our number one priority. While we run very efficiently, with very low overheads, we recognise the need to be more professional in our management practices and believe there are some natural areas where we can grow and do more.

VOLUNTEERS

The volunteer’s gift of their time is matched by some generous donors who help to cover the operational costs of the kitchen.

What We Provide Each Week

Free Meals
Clothing Giveaways
Showers

ST CANICE’S KITCHEN IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE