Helping the Homeless and Marginally Homeless* in Central London

*marginally homeless are those who do have accommodation,

but it may be temporary or inadequate, or they may be having

great difficulty paying their bills

We are providing free meals for 70 vulnerable people a day at present-

an increase of 30% last year.

Please DONATE HERE to help cover our costs!


                          £5 provides our bread for 1 day                                         £20 covers our soup for 1 day

                              £10 covers tea and coffee                                                     OR fruit OR vegetables

£25 covers meat for 1 day

£100 covers all our food

£300 covers all the Soup Kitchen's (SK) running costs for 1 day

£6,000 covers all running costs for 1 month

Last year the Soup Kitchen underwent its biggest transformation for over 15 years. The old tent was replaced with a new, insulated, wooden structure to provide comfort, warmth and an attractive facility for our guests. This new facility combined with our nutritious food and welcoming atmosphere will have an increasingly positive impact on our guests' lives.

We know the small things make all the difference.

What we do

Founded: 1986         Part-time staff: 5         Volunteers: 100 (4 a day)
Annual budget: approx. £70,000
Serves annually: 17,000 free hot meals … to 70 guests daily … to 400 different people
Hands out annually: 6,000 articles of clothing/shoes plus 4,000 toiletry items

The Soup Kitchen, founded in 1986, is a resource for the homeless, elderly, lonely and poor in Central London, providing free hot meals, clothes and toiletries, and creating a sense of belonging and community. Serving around 70 people a day from 10am -12 noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the Clothes Closet open on alternate Mondays, four to five volunteers are required each morning to do this vital work.

The Soup Kitchen is run by a Board of Trustees, a part-time Director and Kitchen Manager, 3 more staff and a team of volunteers, consisting of AIC and non-AIC members. 

READ the Soup Kitchen Newsletter!

In addition we offer information about other important services for the vulnerable, including a bible study group. The Director and Welcomer provide basic advice and refer guests to other agencies with different specialities. We seek to provide assistance in a variety of ways, including help with letters and phone calls, liaising with social services, and encouragement and prayer.

Support for the Soup Kitchen comes from individuals, corporations and trusts. Volunteers and donations (both financial and in-kind) are vital to support our work and enable us to continue this service to the community.

We always need your help at the Soup Kitchen.  Here’s what you can do:

Give now by clicking the Just Giving link!

  • make a one-off donation (for more info about what your gift could cover, see above)
  • sign a pledge form (download here),
  • set up a standing order with your bank (download form here)
  • give a few hours a month as a volunteer to help at the SK (in the kitchen and/or the office - see below)
  • give help in kind

NB: Unfortunately we do not take 'walk-in' donated items. Please contact Miranda to make delivery arrangements before donating any of the items from our wish list:

VIEW the Soup Kitchen 'Wish List''


We are often blessed with more volunteers for food preparation, serving and/or office help than we can place, but to find out the current situation, please contact Page on:

However there are always opportunities to help with Fundraising, e.g. 'Footsteps of the Homeless' is a short sponsored Run or Walk which you can plan on a day of your choice. Collections of food and clothing are very useful to our work too. Contact Miranda regarding fundraising and donations on

For non-volunteer related enquiries, you can also call the Soup Kitchen on 020 7580 2791.

* Soup Kitchen Equal Opportunities Policy

SK POLICY 2013 Equal Opps

The Soup Kitchen (Whitefield Charity SK Corporation) is a registered charity in both the UK and US. 

Reg. UK Charity 1051770 and US 501(c)3 Tax ID No: 51-0370481


CONTACT US:      79a Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TD

0207-580-2791  |