about Cuenca Soup kitchen
The Cuenca Soup Kitchen is committed to providing food to those most in need.
Originally the Cuenca Soup Kitchen served lunch five times a week to refugees. When the meal service was halted due to COVID-19, we redesigned our food assistance program allowing us to add additional families. In addition to food we continue to provide donated clothing and household items.
Each family is screened and followed by a social worker. As they reach stability they are transitioned out of the program, making room for others in need.
There are hundreds of families on our waiting list. Monthly donations of $25 help us to provide food to a family for a month.
Responding to the needs
In addition to our partnerships that serve families within the city of Cuenca, the Cuenca Soup Kitchen reacts to urgent needs.
Sometimes this need is created by natural disasters such as flooding and landslides. In these cases the CSK provides food and hygiene products as communities work towards stabilization.
Bill O'Brien, Des Dizney and Smith
Bill O’Brien, Des Dizney, and Smith, have been with the Cuenca Soup Kitchen since 2018. Although they began by volunteering as servers, they soon took on additional roles in the organization. When Bob Higgins, the original founder, moved on, he transferred the operation of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen to Dizney, O’Brien, and Smith.
Juan Carlos Velez and Rosana Malo
Juan Carlos Velez and Rosana Malo are committed to philanthropic work. They recognize the need to help refugees as well as vulnerable Ecuadorians and contributed greatly in helping the soup kitchen get its start. They continue to support this work and their help is invaluable.
Bob Higgins – Founder and director emeritus
Bob Higgins, formally of Cuenca, established the Cuenca Soup Kitchen in 2017.
Making an Impact
"THE BEAUTIFUL TREATMENT AND VERY NICE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
Denny Rios and children Fernando, Denifer, and Cesar
THE SOUP KITCHEN HAS PROVIDED US WITH FOOD & SUPPORT AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Leomarys Hurtado & Jose Manuel Lugo