With God's help, we will feed the hungry of Yamhill County, treat our guests with the dignity and love that we would a guest in our own home, and provide others the opportunity to serve.
How you can help.
The Soup Kitchen is under the umbrella of St. Barnabas Episcopal Parish and its501(c)3 status and the church is its principal sponsor. However, without the offerings of time, talent and treasure from theindividuals and businesses in the community and grants, we could not continue to fulfill our mission to feed the hungry.
Without time, talent and treasure from the community,we could not continue our mission to feed the hungry.
Individuals and groups can volunteer to help with meal preparation and/or serve dinner guests or organize a fundraiser. Please contact the Rev. Cathy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Local farmers and businesses can donate food in bulk. Because we are a food ministry, rather than a food back or pantry, we can only accept food donations in a quantity that can be used to prepare one of our meals.
Another way to help us, is by following Friends of the Soup Kitchen on FacebookandInstagram--and invite others to do the same!
Fresh, local produce from the community,like this bounty of corn, pears, tomatoesfrom Draper Farms, make it possible to prepare nutritious homecooked meals.
Steve's favorite part of being a volunteer is interacting with dinner guests. "I know a lot people who come in on a first name basis," he said.
The Soup Kitchen depends on faithful volunteers. People are needed for meal prep in the morning and to serve meals in theafternoon.
You can serve alone, with friends or family members, a club or most any other group you are part of.
Some volunteers serve once a week; others once a month.
Interested? The first step is to call 503-472-3711 or emailus at email@example.com and leave your name, contact information and availability.
If you'd like to sign up online, fill out the short online form above.
Ed and Janice were eager to begin volunteering againwhen the dining room reopened for in-house dining October 2022, they said."We've been volunteering quite a few years, " Ed said. "It was before 2015."
Organize a fundraiser.
Another way you can help is by organizing a fundraiser like a small group of friends did last fall. After running their idea by The Soup Kitchen's executive director, they were given the go-ahead to organize a cooking class with the end goal of raising the funds for a much needed handwashing station.
Lynda Phillipi came up with the unique idea for the event, which she hosted in her home.
Sam Parra of Parra Wines donated the libations and under the instruction of Chef Charles Vollmar from Epicurean Exchange, students created a delicious four-course meal.
These friends took part in a cooking class fundraiser that was a smashing success. Those in attendance had a great time--and met their fundraising goal!