Community




Community. "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals". Such words have never been truer than when speaking about our Victoria Community.

This year has been a year of incredible community relations and relationship building and we have made many new friends along the way.

Some of the highlights were:

We Get Involved!


Supporting Local Charity

All of our left over soup is donated to Aids Vancouver Island, a local Victoria charity who also help our homeless population amongst fighting a series of other causes.

2020 - April 3rd. Even with our doors closed and our future uncertain, we have donated 80 meals to the Sidney Food Bank

2020 - April 28th, Soupa Cafe Donates 60 Meals to Aids Vancouver Island for their outreach teams. Aids Vancouver Island also heavily supports Soupa Cafe during the Covid Pandemic by buying weekly soups for outreach and their own staff. Soupa Cafe offers hugely discounted pricing on a "forever" basis for all outreach soups and 50% discounted pricing for their staff events.

Local Support

Sept - 2019 We helped a local family who were struggling with 14 free meals and helped numerous others with food and in one case a full tank of gas

Cleaning Up Our Local Waterway

Sept - 2019 and 2018 We sponsored the Gorge Water Way Clean up and provided free hot meals to all the volunteers

Refugees

Nov 2019 - We gave free meals to people welcoming a refugee family to help stock their freezer so they had food on their arrival to Canada

Supporting Our Junior/Minor Hockey

Nov 2019 - We donated all the food at the stand for the Local Minor Hockey League, so they could sell it to raise funds

The Victoria Film Festival

Every year in business we have sponsored (in return for advertising) the Victoria Film Festival and fed their volunteers for two days. This sponsorship allows them to make the festival viable by working with lots of similar parties.

Christmas

We asked the community to donate funds and old instruments and Tapestry Music helped by donating a free instrument, Long and McQuade donated 3 and gave us discount pricing on all the new ones we could afford from the fundraise, Soupa Cafe donated $400 to the fundraiser themselves. Guitars plus fixed all the broken instruments for free!!! We had an online contest to win the guitars and around 30 families came in Christmas eve and ate for free, yes the whole household. We wrapped extra gifts for siblings and wrapped all the guitars too. We started in 2018 with just 4 guitars and got to just over 30 in 2019, hopefully 2020 and we can do even more with the help of the community!

Left overs


All of our left over soup is donated to Aids Vancouver Island, a local Victoria charity who also help our homeless population amongst fighting their own cause.


Help On The Streets


Soupa Cafe hit the streets to donate left over sandwiches and salads to our homeless community, among cakes, hugs and feel good vibes through the streets of Victoria.



Gorge Water Way Clean Up

Donating 100 meals to the Gorge water way clean up and giving all the volunteers free coffee too, September 2018.

The Gorge water clean up is annual event where volunteers collaborate by taking as much trash out of the waterway as they can. The goal has been known quietly to take 1 metric ton of waste from the waterway each year.

Give it up to our awesome community for doing amazing things! Thank you all so much, Soupa Cafe are behind you!








The gift of music (#theGiftOfMusic)




Buying 2 guitars after seeing a random act of kindness have a wonderful impact and giving them away. Our community stunned us with kindness as Long and McQuade donated an additional free guitar and gave us discounts on the 2 we purchased and Tapestry Music donated a Ukulele, bag and tuner set. All the gifts were wrapped and families who didn't have so much for Christmas were picked to come and get a free gift for the children to open Christmas day.





Mustard Seed




Donating 130 meals to the Mustard Seed for our hungry community this Christmas 2018.

Last year Soupa Cafe gave 3x's as much to our homeless and our hungry community with the Mustard Seed but this year as we spent a lot of money on the guitars for #theGiftOfMusic we had to do a little less.

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