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The Soup Kitchen

The Glasgow Soup Kitchen has been in operation for homeless people since 1985. Its main activity is distributing both hot and cold food in Glasgow city centre to those in need for three nights per week. All the food used is either donated, or bought using donated funds. For instance, local branches of national department store chains donate items that reach their sell-by date and remain unsold.

Akong Rinpoche (founder of the Rokpa organisation) suggested that for anyone who is willing to work for the benefit of others, one of the simplest ways is to provide food for those in need. When the new centre was established in 2001, we were successful in securing a grant from the Community Fund to build a semi-professional kitchen in the basement. This enabled us not only to be more efficient in providing for those in need, but also to offer other charitable groups the use of the facility to prepare food in a more professional manner.

The Volunteers

The work involved in meeting these needs is done entirely by volunteers... From making the soup and sandwiches, to distributing them in Glasgow city centre, to helping plan and implement fundraising events. YOU can help by donating YOUR time... Or you can make a financial donation directly by cash or cheque.

Remember that Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow is a registered charity, so we can reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers as part of the Gift Aid scheme. - Please find our new Paypal button at the bottom of this page...


To finance the weekly food provision, we organise a number of fundraising events throughout the year .. Such as a ceilidh, festival of music, gourmet food evening, jumble sale or art exhibition. New ideas and help is always required to support our fundraising!


We organise a number of fundraising events each year to help finance Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow and the Soup Kitchen. If YOU have any good fundraising ideas for future events .. Or wish to help with organising events in the current programme .. Please contact Scott by clicking here. Thanks!