Stone Soup, run by volunteers of Wisteria Lane Community Association, proudly provides Hot Meals & Warm Beverages to Nanaimo's Homeless, 7 Days a Week!


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  • Want to help make a difference? See below to learn how you can volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word about Stone Soup.


  • "We need Canned Goods! Anything & everything; Pasta,Spices, Fresh Produce like Onions, Carrots, Celery, etc. - THANK YOU!"


  • Upcoming Kitchen Dates (more info below, under 'More Details'):
    • Mon, July 15th, 2019
    • Tues, July 16th, 2019


  • Depending solely on community volunteers & donations to provide warm meals to those in need. Wisteria serves upwards of 145+ people nightly a satisfying dinner, served up 7-days a week!
    • "We are holding strong at an average of 145 and up, nightly! More volunteers are always welcome."


  • Contact: Tanya Hiltz of Wisteria Community Association:
    • Phone: (250) 755-1014
    • Email: ladyblackrose(at)
    • Volunteer:


  • Even small donations make a huge difference; kitchen & cleaning products, various foods, hair nets, gloves; send a message or view their volunteer form!


  • More Soup, Less Crime. With hearty helpings of soup, volunteers & sponsors and a ladle of love, they're right on par with making their dream a reality.


  • 'Stone Soup' is based on an old Portuguese fable, where those who are hungry convince the townspeople to each share a small amount of their food, to make a meal that everyone can enjoy.


  • Read below for details on some currently-needed donation items, or use the above contact details for any questions you may have. Remember - if you can't help, share this and help spread the word!

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Stone Soup Has A New Kitchen
St Paul's Anglican Church:
100 Chapel Street
Typical Days: Monday & Tuesday

**July Kitchen Dates**:
Mon, July 15th & Tues, July 16th, 2019

We are there from 9 am till were done in the Kitchen.

Kitchen is located at St Paul's Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street. Please enter through door of parking lot. Kitchen is downstairs to the right. Thanks for all you do! We are always looking for new volunteers, if you know anyone who would like to join us please invite them. We are busiest the first day, prepping Veggies. Have a wonderful day!

Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredient List (a crowd favourite, of course):

> 2kg Medium Diced Chicken, 12-15L Water/Stock, 1/2lb Butter, 1kg Diced Onions, 2.5kg Carrots (thin sliced or med diced), 5 Bay Leaves, 2tbsp Salt, 2tbsp Fresh Grated Pepper, 2 tbsp Granulated Garlic, 1tbsp Thyme, 1tbsp Thyme, 2tbsp Oregano, 1 bunch of Parsley.

Split Pea & Ham (who doesn't love a good ol' fashioned Ham & Pea?)

> 3-4 Ham Bones, Pork Stock/Water, 2.5kg Split Peas, 8 cups Diced Ham, 5 Onions (diced), 10 Carrots (sliced), Salt & Pepper to taste.

Gumbo Soup (a truly soup-erb recipe!)

> 2 cups Oil, 2 cups Flour, 12 cans Sliced Okra (drained), 1 bulb fresh Garlic (minced), 6 Bell Peppers (2 yellow, 2 orange, 2 red, diced), 1kg Onions (diced), 1kg Celery (sliced), 2kg Meat (chicken, pork, sausage, shrimp), [8] 28oz cans Diced Tomatoes, 2tsp Cayenne Pepper, 1 bunch Fresh Parsley, 1 bunch Fresh Basil, 2tbsp Dried Oregano, 1tbsp Dried Thyme, 15L Water.

The Company

Wisteria Community Association

155 Victoria Road, Nanaimo BC

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(250) 591-6443

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