Soup Kitchen

The fight against hunger is feeling new pressure. After a period of decline, chronic hunger and Malnutrition are on the rise again globally, threatening to erode. Extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development and human progress in many countries. 795 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished as of 2014, often as a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought and loss of biodiversity.

Over 90 million children under the age of five are dangerously underweight. And one person in every four still goes hungry in Africa. The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people – especially children – have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural practices: supporting small scale farmers and allowing equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity. Together with the other goals set out here, we can end hunger by 2030.

Christ the King Soup Kitchen, founded in January 2016, was initiated by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell in response to the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ declaration of 2016 as Jubilee Year of Mercy. His ingenuity was supported by the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Christ the king Soup Kitchen since its inception has become a resource for the homeless and poor, the Projects provides free breakfast meals, clothes, and toiletries and creates a sense of belonging for the beneficiaries of in a community.