FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN MIND,
BODY AND SPIRIT... since 1990!
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.
Who Are We?
The Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas is the community outreach feeding meals ministry of St. Barnabas Episcopal
Church in McMinnville, Oregon (Diocese of Western Oregon) and a designated Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church.
We opened the doors to our Parish Hall in March of 1990 and welcomed, without conditions, those whom we are called to serve - "I was
hungry and you fed me" (Matthew 25). Some of those we serve appear to be homeless. Most are families struggling to stretch a limited
income. All want to be respected and accepted.
There is no "soup line" as seen in Great Depression-era photos. Our guests are served restaurant-style from an ever-changing menu of
delicious and nutritious food.
How is the Ministry Supported?
St. Barnabas Episcopal Parish is the principal sponsor. We are under its 501(c)3 umbrella. However without the generous offerings of time,
talent and treasure from the community and specific grants, we could not continue to fulfill our mission to feed the hungry.
We accept donations of food from local farmers and businesses. Because we are a meal ministry rather than a food bank or pantry, we
cannot accept food unless it is of a quantity that can be used to prepare one of our meals.
For your convenience, monetary donations may be made using the
PayPal link on this page or on The Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas Facebook
page. If you prefer to send a check, address it to P.O. Box 539, McMinnville, Oregon 97128.
For individuals and groups interested in fundraising projects to benefit the soup kitchen,
download our fundraising guide to see how you can help!
How Else Can I Help?
Our sole employee (our operations/food manager), our volunteers, board, executive director, kitchen staff and clean-up crew come from
the parish, other local churches, schools and service groups.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, 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 to the right.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, get it free at right.
How Are We Impacting the Community?
Since the first day it opened, the Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas 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 ministry has grown to meet the needs of those we serve. The
Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas now provides meals four days a week.
In a typical month, the average number of guests served is just over 100
per day. Toward the end of a month, when money is short for many folks, the number often swells to over 200 per day. On some occasions,
we've served over 300 meals in a single sitting!
It's Not Just About the Food
The welcoming, respectful and accepting atmosphere we have created over the years has allowed our guests to develop a community
with one another. Lives have been changed. More and more, we've come to realize that what we do in this place is about more than simply
providing a meal. The Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas: It's not just about the food!
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."