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Providing in the heart of London since 1986


Established in 1986, The Soup Kitchen is a resource for the homeless, elderly, lonely and vulnerable in London. We provide free meals, clothing, toiletries and a sense of belonging to nearly 150 of our friends each day. Additionally, we recently launched Europe’s first on-site mental health drop-in centre within a soup kitchen to address our guests’ mental health needs. With the help of hundreds of volunteers each year, we aim to provide a nutritious meal in a safe and warm environment that welcomes everyone.


About The Soup Kitchen

Founded: 1986
Staff: Four full-time; six part-time
Volunteers: Up to 10 per day; 500+ annually
Annual Budget: Approximately £225,000
Who We Help: Nearly 150 people daily; thousands annually and increasing
Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.

The Whitefield Charity SK Corporation (The Soup Kitchen at the American International Church) is an independent, secular organisation registered as a charity in the United Kingdom & the United States. Based in London, the Director oversees our daily operations with support from a diverse Board of Trustees, nine members of staff and an incredible team of volunteers.

We do not receive statutory funding. Support comes from individuals, corporations, trusts and the American International Church. Volunteers and donations, both financial and in-kind, are vital to supporting our work and enabling us to continue serving those in need throughout our community. Please visit to find out how to get involved. Thank you!


The Soup Kitchen Equal Opportunities Policy

The Soup Kitchen (Whitefield Memorial 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