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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  • Wisteria Community Assocation's 'Stone Soup' celebrated it's 6-month Birthday on September 10th! Depending solely on community volunteers & donations, they work tirelessly to provide a warm meal to those in need, feeding upwards of 150 people nightly! smiley


  • Wisteria Community Association has taken this to heart; after a very successful launch, they feed an average of 125-150+ people nightly. Even small donations make a huge difference!
    • kitchen & cleaning products, various foods, hair nets, gloves; send a message or view their volunteer form for dates!


  • Want to help make a difference? Use the below contact details to learn how you can volunteer, donate, or even just help spread the word.


Contact: Tanya Hiltz of Wisteria Community Association:
Phone: (250) 755-1014 | Email: > [email protected] <
Volunteer: > <


  • Wisteria's new slogan is More Soup, Less Crime. With hearty helpings of soup, volunteers and 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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Additional Needed Items (recipes are further below):

Bottles & cans for return (currently, they'd like to save up for a Restaurant Cooler), Tablecloths (disposable or reusable), Napkins, Sugar, Coffee, Bottled Water, Juice, etc. Chances are, if it's sitting dormant in your kitchen, Wisteria could put it to excellent use!

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

150 Nicol Street, Nanaimo BC

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(250) 755-1014

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