Rainbow Kitchen has served the needs of Victorians since 2001.


Provide nutritious meals and fellowship for those in need.
Create a safe and comfortable environment which enables the building of relationships, community spirit and support networks.

What do we do?

The Rainbow Kitchen provides a nutritious, tasty hot lunch  to approximately 125-140 people daily, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year -over 36,000 meals a year. In addition, approximately 40 meals are taken home each day.

Who are our guests?

Our guests include street youth, seniors on low incomes, single parents, pre-school children, the unemployed and individuals on social assistance or disability pensions.  Some or our guests are dealing with mental health issues and some have addiction issues.  What they all have in common is that they are poor and hungry.

How we provide our services?

The Rainbow Kitchen has no paid fundraisers -almost all work is done by 200+ volunteers and an Operations Director. The $127,000 annual operating budget (2016) is provided by private individuals, corporations, service clubs, Lottery Corporation, United Way, Church and other organizations. 

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