The service is resourced in the main by volunteers aged 18+ who manage the daily food preparation, nightly operations and delivery of food to people seeking assistance.
Our soup van services are located in metropolitan and regional Victoria and undertake street service of meals to our friends on the street and people experiencing food insecurity in boarding and rooming houses, crisis accommodations, social housing and other residential locations.
The Vinnies Soup Vans are run by dedicated volunteers, known as Vannies, who annually provide over 700,000 meals to people in need. Our soup vans operate 365 days a year, rain, hail or shine!
For more information on our food services, food donations or to learn how to support the service email us on email@example.com
Open Monday–Friday, 10.00am–3.00pm, public holidays excluded. This service is staffed by volunteers.
Opening Doors is a 24-hour State Wide Support Crisis Accommodation
Safesteps provide 24/7 specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.
Lifeline provides free, 24-hour telephone crisis support service for suicide prevention, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online.
Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, health and wellbeing services, family violence support, counselling and much more.
Before Gerry called Vinnies for help, he was skipping meals and eating what he had, which wasn't much.
Inner City Soup Van hub launched in Kensington. This new ‘super kitchen’ can feed 400,000 people in inner-city.
Amy would make a 15km round trip on your bike to get fresh fruit and vegetables to ensure she wouldn't go hungry.
After paying rent, Amira had $200–$300 left per fortnight for expenses and food, unless there were bills to pay.