Volunteers needed at Lethbridge Soup Kitchen

With the hot weather and schools closing for the summer, volunteers are needed now more than ever.

The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen has been serving hot meals to those in need in our community for the past 36 years.

The organization dishes out around 10,000 meals per month.

Bill Ginther, the executive director of the Soup Kitchen, says they currently need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meals.

“We’re very fortunate to have, you know, a good core volunteers. In total, we have about 750 volunteers, which sounds like a lot, and thankfully, they don’t all come at the same time. We generally like to have ten to twelve per shift. We’re finding that during the summer months, that’s a little bit of a challenge. We find that our breakfast shift, which is early from 6-8:30am, we’re a little lean there. and so if people are interested in helping us there, it doesn’t have to be a group. It can be one or two individuals or family members or companies that can just come and bring in two or three or whatever to supplement what’s already there.”

Ginther says total expenses for the non-profit is $40,000 a month for salaries, utilities and gas for vehicles along with food they purchase. So far, they’ve received $30,000.

For more information on how you can get involved to volunteer at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen you can visit https://lethbridgesoupkitchen.ca/

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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