Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Our Mission Statement

• Feed the hungry of Yamhill County.
• Treat our guests with the dignity and love that we would a guest in our own home.
• Provide others the opportunity to serve.

What makes our Soup Kitchen Different?

The guests start arriving just before 4:00 pm and, as the doors are opened, each guest seats him or herself randomly or at a favorite table within our dining hall. The dinner is a delicious sit-down hot meal. Our menu is extensive and ever-changing. We pride ourselves on the preparation and taste of the food being served.

Our volunteer servers bring beverages, salads, dressings, main courses and desserts to the tables for each guest as if they were dining in a five-star restaurant. Each and every guest is treated with dignity and personal respect as they are fed great food in a spiritually-caring environment.

The walls of our dining hall are painted in cheery goldenrod, minty forest green and bright plum, like a garden of flowers. Flowers adorn each of our twelve tabletops. Musical entertainment is even supplied one or two times a week during serving hours.

Volunteering to Make a Difference

Most of our volunteers have eighteen years of experience. Our volunteers are caring individuals who come from families, organizations, churches or social groups throughout the community. They donate thousands of hours of service each year.

We take great pride in providing an unsurpassed volunteer outreach program, great food and a wonderful environment in which to serve.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Soup Kitchen between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 503-472-3711 or email the Soup Kitchen here.

Interested in volunteering? Please download, fill out and email the PDF form below and to the right. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, get it free below right.

Contributions and Donations

St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen accepts volunteer and musician hours as well as food and monetary donations. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and we rely on the caring of local organizations, businesses and individuals. We also accept specific local, state and federal grants to help keep our doors open.

Our number of guests has grown dramatically during these difficult economic times. Would you kindly help us feed those in need? If you'd like to contribute in any way to this wonderful program, please click the secure PayPalŪ DONATE button at right or contact us!

History of Serving

In 1990, a single family in need found themselves at the door of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. The woman and her children were invited by parishioners to the church kitchen where they were promptly fixed a meal.

The idea for a soup kitchen was born.

Since the first day it opened, the Soup Kitchen has been a reliable source of food for the hungry and has never wavered from its mission to unconditionally feed the hungry in our community. The service has grown to meet the needs of those we serve. The Soup Kitchen now provides meals four days a week. The daily meals served averages around 156, and the monthly meals served ranges from 2,218 to over 3,000 meals.

Interested in volunteering? Please download, fill out and email the PDF form to the right. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, get it free at right.

Oregon Hunger Facts

• More than 192,000 people in Oregon eat from a food box monthly.
• Soup kitchens and shelters serve an additional four million meals per year.
• Thirty-seven percent of people receiving food assistance are children from 0 to 17 years of age.
• 18% are 18 to 23 years of age.
• 28% are 24 to 44 years of age.
• 12% are 45 to 54 years of age.
• 10% are 55 to 69 years of age.
• 4% are age 70 or older.
• In 2006/2007, Yamhill County food sites served 26,369 meals. Total meals served including food boxes was 142,686.

Mission Statement of a Jubilee Ministry   

To make a direct and dynamic link between our theology and our ethics--the talk of our faith and the walk of our faith. As Christians, we accomplish this by calling the Church to live out its prophetic life of empowering local people to "show justice, love, mercy and walk humbly with our God."