The Soup Kitchen Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1983 with a very focused goal – to help the less fortunate members of our community. We feed the hungry and assist in our humble way to keep families together by providing them nourishment, clothing and education. We provide a safe, clean, uplifting environment for guests in need of food and fellowship. We provide assistance to anyone who walks through our doors – no paperwork, no questions and no fear of embarrassment.
The Soup Kitchen provides meals at no cost to our guests and it is sustained by committed and compassionate volunteers and also, by the generous contributions of donors. In fact, The Soup Kitchen relies completely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and select foundations for support. We have never requested nor have we ever received any form of government assistance because the dignity of the people we serve is of utmost importance.
The Soup Kitchen operates quite efficiently. We provide a complete hot meal at an average cost of $1.16! In 2011 we served a total of 208,000 hot meals and distributed nearly 37,000 grocery bags. That is an average of almost 600 meals and 100 grocery bags every day!
WHY WE EXIST
When we think of hunger, our mind naturally envisions impoverished children living in other parts of the world. It is difficult for many of us to consider that hunger exists right here in our own backyard.
MISSION & VISION
Established in 1983, The Soup Kitchen Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help the less fortunate members of our community. This includes the elderly, unemployed, underemployed, poor, migrants and homeless – women, men and children. We feed the hungry and assist in our humble way to keep families together by providing them nourishment, clothing and education.
WHAT WE DO
The Soup Kitchen’s primary responsibility is to provide a safe, clean, uplifting environment for those in need of food and fellowship. We serve the homeless, the working poor, the unemployed and their families. In short, we help people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in crisis.
The history of soup kitchens in America can be traced back to the year 1929 with the effects of a growing depression. When soup kitchens first appeared, they were run by churches or private charities and served mostly soup and bread. Soup was economical because water could be added to serve more people. Soup kitchens continue to exist for the homeless and struggling families across America.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach of Officers and Members.
Meet our Executive Director: Enrique Zuanetto A business professional with many years of experience Mr. Zuanetto came to the Soup Kitchen in 1997 as a volunteer. His manner in dealing with guests and volunteers quickly earned him back the respect he consistently demonstrated to others.