Posts Tagged ‘Soup kitchen’

Feeding mind and body at the Soup Kitchen Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019
library

The Soup Kitchen in Wellington has started a library It is the brainchild of community worker Natasha Rerekura and one of the soup kitchen’s regulars, Muigal Kimani, more commonly known as Kim Sawa Sawa. “We inspired each other to set this up,” Rerekura said. “The reason it started was I noticed with some of the guys Read more

Compassion Soup Kitchen supreme winner at community awards Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018
awards

The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington, run by the Sisters of Compassion for 116 years, was honoured as Supreme Winner at the 2018 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards ceremony on Thursday 26 July. They also won the Health and Well-being category. The Wellington Airport Regional Awards are run by the Wellington International Airport, the Wellington Read more

Soup Kitchen vegetable garden opened in downtown Wellington Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
garden

An urban vegetable garden next to the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Haining Street, Wellington, was opened and blessed on Tuesday. The ceremony took place at 7am on a cool Wellington morning and was attended by about 100 people. The space for te māra (the garden) was gifted to guests of the Soup Kitchen by the Sisters of Read more

Meghan Markle – schooldays: soup kitchen volunteer Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Meghan Markle volunteered with a group at a soup kitchen on Skid Row in Los Angeles when she was 13. Markle, who is Prince Harry’s fiancee, says on the first day she “felt really scared. “I was young, and it was rough and raw down there, and though I was with a great volunteer group, Read more

The capital celebrates 115 years of Soup Kitchen compassion Comments 0

Friday, July 1st, 2016

On Friday 1 July the Compassion Soup Kitchen hosts its Annual Street Appeal with a variety of activities happening across Wellington. Over 200 volunteers will be out on the streets of the capital collecting donations from the public. In the past 12 months, the Compassion Soup Kitchen served 9,939 breakfasts and 17,493 dinners. Providing two Read more

Soup Kitchen welcomes ‘Good Samaritan’ clause in Food Bill Comments 1

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen manager Nance Thomson reacted positively to the news the Government is moving to allow supermarkets and restaurants to be more able to donate perishable food. “Our guests will benefit significantly from the change in law”,  she told CathNews. “Our chefs are very creative but will welcome the opportunity to offer Read more

Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen Community Garden. Comments 1

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A glass house for the Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen is the latest addition to the Owhiro Bay Community Garden. Guests of the soup kitchen can now raise seedlings for their garden plot, with the help of staff members Sr Christina Williams and Lorraine Irwin. Guests were last year introduced to the garden by its coordinator, Read more

97 year old Sister Felix gets a medal Comments 0

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This week 97-year old  Compassion Sister Felix received a medal for 7 decades of work as a sister. The medal was given to Sister Felix primarily for the work she did in the Wellington soup kitchen which was then in Buckle St. For more than 12 years she cooked breakfast and dinner every day, visiting sick, Read more

Foodlessness – eating your dinner and wondering Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

A five-year doctoral study by Waikato University sociologist Dr Kellie McNeill has found that charities served 25,000 free meals, Work and Income gave out 12,000 food grants and foodbanks gave out 4,000 food parcels in Hamilton in 2006-07. That was at a time when the economy was booming. National statistics suggest the recession may have roughly doubled Read more