Newbury Soup Kitchen

Homeless Charity In West Berkshire
8 Northcroft Lane, NewburyOpening at 18:00 on ThursdayOpening at 18:00 tomorrowOpening at 18:00Open today until 20:00Reopening at 18:00 on 14 FebruaryReopening at 18:00 on 21 FebruaryReopening at 18:00 on 28 FebruarySorry, we're closed
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Posted on 01-Feb-2019

An incredibly cold night so we were not sure how busy we would be. I did wonder whether or not it would keep housed people indoors and the rough sleepers in their tents. In total 39 people came through the door. We even had a few people from Two Saints who braved the cold and pending snow.

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Posted on Jan 27, 2019

The cold weather can force people to sleep on harder flooring to help reduce damp coming up through the ground. This can make someone more vulnerable as they choose to sleep in a place that is more visible. Many rough sleepers choose to be invisible for safety. Through this cold weather, hot food...

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Posted on Jan 19, 2019

An eventful evening with 40 people through the door and 31 in first 15 mins! it must have been the smell of the food which was Carrot and Lentil Soup, Pork Ribs with a sticky marinade, Boston beans, Sausages and Apple Crumble and Custard.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2019

January has arrived and the phones have gone quiet, the offers of fundraising, donations and support has stopped. Do our outbursts of generosity at Christmas appease our conscience that we have done something good for the festive season and for the year? So why do most of us stop when Christmas i...

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Posted on Jan 12, 2019

In this week's report, we highlight some of the problems faced for those with Hepatitis C. One young lady shows off pictures of her new flat, which she calls home and we consider that although Christmas is over and the TV seasonal homeless adverts have disappeared, the homeless have not.

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Posted on Dec 23, 2018

We had a full roast dinner consisting of turkey breast with Brussels sprouts and stuffing, bread sauce, red cabbage, mash potato, roast parsnips, roasted potatoes, pigs in blankets. Dessert? Christmas pudding and custard plus mince pies!

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Posted on Dec 17, 2018

Another busy week with our second busiest session of the year. We attend the Sing-Along receive a plethora of continued donations and support

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Posted on Dec 11, 2018

Another late report this week due the busyness of the season. A successful weekend of donations and goods are being received. We are thankful for the continued community support. We will be at the Sing-Along on Friday.

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Posted on Dec 1, 2018

A lot has been happening behind the scenes this week. We have a new JustGiving account, we continue to receive donations from our Wish List and Christmas Party preparations are under way. The Best In Business award cheque was officially presented at this week's session and we pay thanks to Saddle...

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a month ago
An excellent and dedicated team of volunteers that really make a difference in the lives of Newbury's homeless and vulnerable.
- Laura P
a month ago
Friendly atmosphere and dedicated volunteers.
- Fiona G
3 months ago
Very help full in their
- Julie B

About us

The Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to the Newbury homeless community and those less fortunate than others. The primary operation is a friendly drop-in centre for vulnerable adults who perhaps have mental health issues or are just lonely. All are greeted with hot food and drinks every Thursday evening. A warm welcome awaits people who wish to socialise, find support, enjoy a hot meal and interact with like-minded people

Hot food and drinks are provided free of charge. On the menu are soup, beans on toast, sandwiches and cakes. All foodstuff is kindly donated by local businesses and the Newbury community as a whole, for which we are very grateful.

Founded and managed by Meryl Praill with the support of Andrew Williams, the Kitchen combines Meryl's experience in volunteering at the local food bank for four years, together with Andrew’s experience and dedication as a Salvation Army Officer.

We rely heavily on our wonderful volunteers who are dedicated and caring people from all walks of life. Please contact us to offer your support, in whatever capacity. We always welcome assistance on Thursday evenings to collect, prepare and serve food. Most volunteers assist on a rota basis if they cannot commit every week. Get in touch if you feel you could help.

We are in constant need of tents, ground sheets and sleeping bags. Thermos flasks are always welcome, together with wind-up torches and portable water carriers. Warm winter hats and scarves, thermal gloves and socks, waterproof coats and hiking boots are always in demand. Pot Noodles are a popular choice for our visitors, particularly Chicken and Mushroom and Beef and Tomato flavours! Coffee and orange squash are much needed, used and appreciated. Please contact us to arrange a drop off. You’re always welcome to pop into the Soup Kitchen on a Thursday evening with any donation you would like to make.

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8 Northcroft Lane
RG14 1BU
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Thu:6:00 – 8:00 pm