Collingwood Soup Van

Collingwood Soup Van

The Collingwood Soup Van began operating on 6 December 1998 and visits locations in the areas of Collingwood and Richmond. 

This soup van offers food, social connection, and referral pathways out of homelessness and poverty, to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and disadvantage.

Last year our 284 volunteers provided 34,119 meals. 

Based at a kitchen in Collingwood and operating six nights per week, this soup van operation provides support at Richmond and Collingwood boarding/rooming houses, social housing estates and public BBQ locations.

Who can access the soup van?

The Collingwood Soup Van is a free service available to anyone in the Collingwood and Richmond areas. We typically support people experiencing homelessness, housing instability or financial difficulties. 

When does the soup van work?

  You’ll find us out every SUNDAY – FRIDAY.


Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday nights
Corner Smith & Stanley Streets, Collingwood


Friday Night BBQ
Corner Smith & Stanley Streets, Collingwood

*The Collingwood Soup Van visits private locations on Monday and Wednesday nights.

To donate

The Collingwood Soup Van relies on the generosity of donors, both financially and through in-kind gifts. If you would like to make a donation, please view our donations list HERE and email

To volunteer

If you would like to enquire to volunteer, please complete our online volunteer registration form HERE.

For general questions regarding our service, please email