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Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen: Where It All Began

More than three decades ago, Carolyn Neighoff, recognized a need and led an effort to feed the hungry in downtown Augusta. With the support of seven founding families from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Carolyn purchased a building on 157 Water Street. The soup kitchen opened its doors in September of 1984 and continues to serve from the same location today.

Bread of Life Ministries serves between 40-120 lunch meals per day or about 32,000 -36,000 meals per year. The Soup kitchen is a pillar of Bread of Life Ministries and a beacon of hope to those in need. All are welcome to a place where people are served a nutritious meal by compassionate volunteers in a safe environment.

Original artwork from Bread of Life's first poster, 1984.