Posts Tagged ‘Soup kitchen’

Governor-General serves guests at Compassion soup kitchen

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Guests at the Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington were served dinner recently by Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro. After a health and safety briefing Dame Cindy was one of the team serving guests a hot meal. Her visit coincided with the 187th birthday celebration of Compassion founder Suzanne Aubert. Mother Aubert established the Soup Read more

Increasing need for meals Compassion Soup Kitchen

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington has added more staff to help meet a 54 percent increase in people needing meals. During the 2020 lockdown, the Soup Kitchen distributed an average of 153 takeaway meals per day. This year the number of takeaway meals began at 190 and by Monday it had risen to 235. Read more

Compassion Soup Kitchen now running 7 days a week

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Wellington’s Compassion Soup Kitchen is responding to the increasing need, and is running seven days a week, rather than its normal six. It is considered an “essential service”. “We will provide kai for as long as we possibly can,” the Compassion Soup Kitchen management say in a statement. The Compassion Soup Kitchen has moved to Read more

Feeding mind and body at the Soup Kitchen

Monday, October 7th, 2019

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

Monday, July 30th, 2018

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

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

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

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

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

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