St. Vincent Pallotti's Kitchenoperated by Durham Outlook
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.
Since our founding in 1990, we have served more than 1.4 million meals.