Provide food, warm drinks and companionship to homeless people in three areas.
“May we carry gifts to the poor and, to the rich, words of gratitude.”
Blessed Frederic Ozanam - the Society’s Founder
The SVP operates three Soup Run services in Brighton, Central London and Clacton-on-Sea. These provide hot drinks, sandwiches, biscuits and other food, and blankets to people living on the streets.
The service is not just about food provision. It is about meeting up with people and personal interaction as much as anything else.
Over 20,000 people benefit from the SVP soup runs every year. The projects are supported by 200 volunteers, committing an average of 150 voluntary hours each week. The SVP soups runs are always keen to receive donations of goods, funds and volunteer support.
To find your nearest SVP soup run service, see below:
Arundel & Brighton Central Council
Brighton Soup Run
Operates seven days a week on several Brighton seafront locations.
Contact: Margaret Burdsey
Tel: 01273 501284
Brentwood Central Council
Clacton-on-Sea Soup Run
Operates in the Tendring District.
Contact: B. De La Naugerode
Tel: 01255 431 746
Westminster Central Council
Westminster Soup Run
Operates Tuesdays and Fridays at Lincoln Inn Fields and Embankment, Central London
Contact: William Metcalf