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For I was hungry and you fed me.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.
Matthew 25:35

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The Dover Soup Kitchen was founded by Steph Perrow in 1990, and our mission statement is that it is a resource for the homeless, vulnerable, elderly, lonely, and the needy. It provides free meals, hot drinks, clothes and bedding, and creates a sense of belonging and community.

The Dover Soup Kitchen, which falls under the umbrella of Christians Together In Dover (charity number 296621) is organised by two local Christians (Liz Waller and Judith Shilling), and relies on a large group of volunteers, made up of members from churches across Dover and Deal, and those without a church connection.

Serving anywhere from 10 to 30 people in the centre of Dover at 6:00pm every day, two or more volunteers run each session.  In addition to serving food on their day, volunteers also buy and prepare all the food that they distribute.

Dover Soup Kitchen Frequently Asked Questions

On Christmas Day, the Dover Soup Kitchen uses the hall at Salem Baptist Church to serve a cooked lunch to anyone who needs it.  We also distribute presents and non-perishable food for people to take away with them.  Volunteers who are not on the annual rota are always welcome to come along and help on the day.

Support for the Dover Soup Kitchen comes from individuals and churches in the Dover district. Volunteers and donations (both financial and in kind) are vital to support our work and enable us to continue this service to the community.

From January 3rd 2018, we will be serving from the porch St Mary’s Church on Cannon Street – opposite Subway.  Parking is available in the Stembrook Car Park.

Public Data Protection Policy Statement

Your data privacy is important to us. We have made a commitment to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. We will only use personal identifying data where we have the specific need to do so in the conduct of delivering our daily service those who need our help, or for other supporting purposes where an individual has explicitly given their agreement for us to do so. If we believe there is an additional need, we will make a new request to each person whose data is needed to deliver a specific objective linked to delivering our daily service.

If you wish to find out what data we hold about you, or to exercise your right to be forgotten, please contact us by e-mail at doversoupkitchen@hotmail.co.uk. We aim to respond within 48 hours during normal operational conditions.

You can read our data privacy policy here 180520 DSK data protection policy.