Footscray Soup Van

Footscray Soup Van

The Footscray Soup Van operation began on 17 September 1989 and visits location in many areas across the western region of Melbourne. 

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 256 volunteers provided 62,121 meals. 

Based at a kitchen in Maribyrnong and operating seven nights per week, this soup van operation provides support at western suburban boarding/rooming houses, social housing, residential locations and public street stops.

Who can access the Soup Van?

The Footscray Soup Van is a free service available to anyone in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We typically support people experiencing homelessness, housing instability or financial difficulties. 

When does the Soup Van work?

  SUBURB

DAY TIME LOCATION

  DEER PARK

SATURDAY

5:20pm

Corner Station Street & Ballarat Road
(In car park behind the shops)

  BRAYBROOK

MONDAY
FRIDAY

6:45pm

Braybrook Library Car Park
107-139 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook

  FOOTSCRAY

MONDAY
FRIDAY

7:30pm 

Footscray Library Car Park
56 Paisley Street, Footscray 
(back of car park)

  SUNSHINE

MONDAY
SATURDAY

7:15pm 
5:30pm

Clarke Street Car Park
Dickson Street and Withers Street, Sunshine

  ST ALBANS
  JOHN STREET

MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY

7:15pm 
7:15pm
6:00pm

 

  ST ALBANS ROAD

MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY

7:45pm 
7:45pm
6:15pm

Big Sam's Car Park
St Albans Road, St Albans

  WHITTEN OVAL

SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

8:00pm 

Whitten Oval
417 Barkly Street, Footscray

 

To donate

The Footscray 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 donation@svdp-vic.org.au

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 soupvans@svdp-vic.org.au