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Perth Soup Run

Seven days a week, 365 days a year, you’ll find volunteers in a Salvation Army van serving a breakfast of soup, sandwiches, pies and coffee around Perth’s CBD to people who otherwise might not have a substantial breakfast. 

Four volunteers gather at 7am to load the van, which stops at different locations in the city. Around 40 people are waiting at each location every morning.

Some have clearly been sleeping rough for a long time, others live in nearby public housing and others live independently but struggle to make ends meet.

Jill Porter volunteers on the soup van once a week and says she still gets a ‘buzz’ each time. “I’d like to do it every morning if I could. It gives me a good feeling. I enjoy talking and getting to know them all — lots of our regular people get to know us and get a bit of a kick when you remember their order.”

Perth Soup Run