The Soup Kitchen, located on the lower level of George Street United Church opened at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre with financial support from Kathy LeGrow. Since its inception in January 2002 the Soup Kitchen has fed over 80,000 meals, and has rarely missed a Friday .
Thanks to the patronage of our corporate sponsors, fundraising, volunteers and government programming, the outreach centre has expanded to include a Computer Access Program, in which 2 computers are available for patrons to surf the web. In a Needs Assessment, many patrons suggested that this service would be a valuable addition in utilizing computers for job searching and internet/email access. Our seniors’ focus group also requested support to access training in setting up email and assistance in learning how to carry out internet searches.
The Jimmy Pratt Centre currently offers three main programs: The Husky Breakfast Program which provides a “hot breakfast” every Monday morning from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM; Our Seniors’ Inclusion Program every Wednesday which offers seniors a fitness program, a meal, and some social time at 11 AM; and our Friday Soup Kitchen which runs from 10:30 AM to 12 PM every Friday.
Through the generous support of sponsors, we are able to provide a hot, nutritious meal to over 200 patrons weekly.. We sincerely thank all of our volunteers, as well as our corporate and individual sponsors for their continued support.
How You Can Help The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Soup Kitchen @ George Street United Church:
volunteer in the Soup Kitchen on Friday from 8:30 a.m – 1 p.m or help in our Breakfast Program, Mondays from 7:00 a.m – 11 a.m
become a sponsor of the Outreach program
remember a loved one by giving a special gift to the outreach centre
become a fundraising volunteer
volunteer as a parking lot attendant for events at Mile One Centre. One evening has the potential to raise $400… that can make a lot of soup!
Contact our Office at 726-8775
Though my battles and my worries
Are sometimes all that I can see,
Still I always must remember;
Life’s not only about me.
Other souls are also hurting,
And I know that it’s God’s plan,
To reach out to help another;
To extend to them my hand.
With this purpose as my focus,
To be a comfort to a friend,
All my troubles and my worries
Seem to fade out in the end.
It is one of God’s true lessons,
How my walk is meant to be;
True happiness I find
When life’s not only about me.