Footscray Soup Van

Footscray Soup Van

The Footscray Soup Van began operating in 1989 and provides assistance to people who might be facing tough times. We offer a friendly face and a warm meal to the Footscray area six nights a week.

Last year, our 180 volunteers assisted 141 people per night.

This service could not exist without the generous support of our many volunteers, sponsors, donors and suppliers.

Who can access the Soup Van?

The Footscray Soup Van is a free service available to anyone in the Footscray area. We typically support people who face financial difficulties and those who are homeless.

When does the Soup Van work?

Sunday - Friday (six nights per week)

  • 8.00pm - Whitten Oval, 417 Barkly Street, Footscray

*Note: These are approximate times applicable to the areas listed.

Monday & Friday (two nights per week only)

  • 6.45pm - Braybrook Library car park, 107-139 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook
  • 7.30pm - Footscray Library car park, 56 Paisley Street, Footscray

*Note: These are approximate times applicable to the areas listed.

Who benefits from the Footscray Soup Van?

The Footscray Soup Van is a reliable service that provides ongoing support and meals to the homeless and to those facing financial difficulties.

We’ve provided more than 38,700 meals to people in Footscray, Maidstone, Newport and Williamstown.

Can I help?

We are always happy to hear from interested community members.

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 email donations@svdp-vic.org.au

How can I find out more?

For further information email: soupvans@svdp-vic.org.au or to register your interest to volunteer please email: volunteer@svdp-vic.org.au