HELLO and welcome to our newly designed website! We’re happy that you found us and are
interested in the work we do here at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen.
As you may know we have been in serving a hot meal to between 85-125 guests every
Monday to Saturday for the past 33 years and will continue to do so as long as there is a
need. We have recently introduced a second meal each day and are now serving breakfast to
the clients at the Lethbridge Shelter starting, as of November 1st.
We are blessed to have a great core of volunteers from many churches and service clubs in
Lethbridge and surrounding area, many of which have served for as long as we have been in
existence. My guess is that we have upwards of 300 volunteers representing all ages and
walks of life.
We are also very grateful to our many suppliers, who provide us with most of the supplies we
need to prepare the meals we serve. I’m always amazed at how caring and supportive our
community is and how willing they are to donate items for as many years as they have – a
BIG thank you goes out to all of them! We are also blessed to have the support of numerous
churches that have placed us in their annual budget and contribute a designated amount on a
regular basis. I’m also amazed at how often we receive unsolicited donations from volunteers
and members of the general public. Gifts such as these ensure our continued operation and
ability to serve those in need in our community.
As an organization, we have gone through a number of significant changes in the past several
months. Our founder and long term volunteer Director, Joyce Crittenden, retired at the end
of June after 33 years of dedicated and committed service. As hard as it is to imagine the
Soup Kitchen without Joyce, it has happened and the Board of Directors has named me, Bill
Ginther as the “new” Executive Director as of July 4, 2017. I come to the role with a life
time interest/involvement in “food security” having been involved in food distribution in
Eastern Africa as well as volunteering at both local Food Banks as well as a school breakfast
program at a local elementary school.
We are very fortunate to have an active and engaged volunteer Board of Directors who serve
faithfully from year to year. Please check the list of individuals serving in this capacity
elsewhere on our website.
I encourage you to navigate through/around our website and check out the various tabs and
links. We would be more than happy to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions you have
for us as an organization.
Bill Ginther – Executive Director