What We Do
We provide accommodation and daily meals.
The Lismore Soup Kitchen provides hot lunches and deserts daily with sandwiches to take away, from the Winsome Cafe in Bridge Street Lismore.
We provide breakfast Monday to Thursday at the Red Dove, behind the Uniting Church at 7.00 am behind the Uniting Church in Keen Street Lismore.
The Lismore Soup Kitchen manages the Winsome Cafe which serves cappiccino and cold drinks several mornings a week and is available for functions and fund raising events.
The Lismore Soup Kitchen manages low cost accommodation for marginalised men at the Winsome.
The Lismore Soup Kitchen began in February 1990 to provide meals, accommodation and social support to various groups of marginalised people. These include people with mental health problems, indigenous people, those suffering drug and alcohol dependency, those with gambling addictions and those left homeless or living in rough isolated situations.
In October 2009 we purchased the lovely old Winsome Hotel which is now the home of the Soup Kitchen, and also home to 18 residents who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent accommodation.
We are entirely staffed by volunteers, and have about 50 volunteers/members. We provide an open place every day from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, with coffee and tea freely available, along with a cooked lunch and sandwiches distributed for meals later in the day. We also provide a cooked breakfast on 4 mornings each week in the basement of the Uniting Church in Lismore.
The “Soupie” is a safe place for people to come and socialise and it is well respected and trusted by marginalised people. We provide other key services and have the support of many local and state organisations. We depend on the good will of the community as we receive no government funding.
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