Due to the pandemic and the need to comply with social distance rules, the group had no choice but to suspend their activities since March 2020. Fortunately, the sisters are managing to prepare the meals by themselves and distribute them at the door to those in need.
The sisters are once again able to accept donations of clean clothing, non-perishable food, and toiletries (particularly hospitality-sized items from hotels or airplanes.) Items for donation may be dropped off at the parish office during our regular office hours.
Update as of 21 September 2021
We’re happy to announce one more step towards normality. The sisters of the Missionaries of Charity in Rotterdam have opened their doors to the Soup Kitchen. This means our Soup Kitchen volunteers can now resume their weekly visits every Tuesday to offer their help in groups of 4 volunteers at a time (on a rotation basis), for safety purposes.
The group leaves from the Church of Our Saviour at around 09.30 and returns by 1 o’clock. If you’re interested in participating, please send an email with your telephone number to the Parish Office and we will forward your mail to the coordinator, Frank Patterson. Thanks for your support!
Soup Kitchen’s History
For almost 20 years, the COS Soup Kitchen has ably supported the work of the Missionaries of Charity in Rotterdam. Our volunteers would travel as a group in 1 or 2 cars to Rotterdam every Tuesday morning to help prepare food and occasionally bring clothes and goods donated by our parish.