About the Ray of HopeThe Ray of Hope Soup Kitchen has been established since 1984, and is one of the first charities of its kind in Greater Moncton. Since then we have served more than 750,000 meals to the needy, many of whom are children. Today, we serve over 100 people every day, in addition to daily take-out meals and food packages for families.
Our mission is to provide a hot meal to anyone who comes to the kitchen, no questions asked. We also strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, friendly faces and sympathetic ears.
History of the FoundationWith the support and leadership of Father Peter McKee, the Knights of Columbus founded the Ray of Hope Needy Kitchen in 1984 after recognizing a need to help the homeless and financially challenged in Moncton by providing them with a hot nutritious and most importantly FREE meals. Operating out of the basement of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic church, the Kitchen serves anyone who comes through the door regardless of who they are.
Current StateA decline in donations has led to our charity running a deficit for the last two years, but demand has stayed consistent. There are now several other local organizations that provide similar support to various parts of the community, so the fact that our demand is steady shows that the overall need in Greater Moncton is increasing. The community and the Ray of Hope Soup Kitchen needs your help to continue operating, we encourage you to donate or get in touch with us!