Kathy Connors of Yorkton was distressed with the apparent child hunger in the city and came up with the idea of providing a nourishing breakfast for these hungry children. With no money or support other than friends donating food, she found that it was not feasible to provide breakfasts so she decided to provide a noon lunch. At the time, Kathy was a member of the Alliance Church and arranged with the church to use the basement as her "Soup Haven". In April 1998, she started her noon lunch program and by the end of December had served over 7000 plates, indicating a great need for this service.
There is no criteria for this service. The Soup Haven Lunch Program Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit, charitable organization.
Today, it is overseen by a Board of volunteer community members, a Program Director, Assistant Director, and two awesome staff - all part time. Working together, this group provides nutritious lunches to over 250 local school children a day. Without this service, these children would go hungry as for many, it is their only meal.