THE KITCHEN will continue to serve food insecure patrons nutritious, hot meals 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen is Durham Outlook’s core program. We are Durham Region’s only seven-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year soup kitchen.
We served our first meal on October 15, 1990.
Through partnerships with other non-profit organizations and local churches, meal tickets are distributed free-of-charge to individuals and families experiencing poverty and food insecurity. For those unable to access free tickets, a four-course, restaurant-style meal costs $1.50. If a patron is unable to pay the $1.50 we serve them anyway. No one is ever turned away.
Children under 12 always eat free.
With the leadership of nearly 1,000 volunteers a month, St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen serves between 150 to 200 meals per day, approximately 50,000 to 60,000 meals per year.