In 1984 the Laramie Soup Kitchen started with a $200 federal grant from the Church Women United. At that time the Soup Kitchen was located in the Salvation Army building. In 1988, the facility moved to the undercroft of St. Matthew's Cathedral, its current location. The Laramie Soup Kitchen is a non profit organization, maintaining a cooking staff, driver who picks up donated food from Safeway and a custodian. Volunteers from the church community, bussinesses, individuals, and other community organizations assist in the kitchen, food service, and clean up each day. Some funding is provided through community, county, state, and federal grants. Most funds are in kind donations from individuals, organizations, and churches.
Donations of canned goods, specifically tomatoes, tomato sauce, tuna fish, and #10 cans are needed. Also, items such as mayonnaise, salt, pepper, oil, coffee, napkins, paper lunch bags, dishwashing liquids, bleach, dish cloths, and towels are welcome. Cash or check donations are also welcome.
Located in the undercroft of St. Matthew's Cathedral 3rd and Ivinson, enter through the North door from the parking lot.
The Laramie Soup Kitchen is open from 11am-1:30pm Monday-Friday, with a sack lunch provided for Saturday & Sunday. There are no particular requirements for clients served, everyone is welcome. Clients vary from transients, needy individuals and families, UW and Wyo-Tech students.