Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. - Clarissa Pinkola Estés Ph.D

What We Do

The Yellow River Soup Kitchen is a not for profit NGO. A secular organisation that is open to everybody, it is wholly run by volunteers for volunteers and as such has no overheads of any description. Our objective is to organise or source a variety of projects, with the aim of bringing together two specific groups of people; namely those with a desire to serve and those that are in need. Hence, providing an opportunity, a vehicle, support and empowerment, to enable volunteers to channel their energies for the benefit of others whilst at the same time achieving personal growth and development. Facilitating the opportunity to cultivate a small change inside potentially manifesting in a larger change outside.

The simplest of acts can spread far and wide touching many people in the process. A kind action carried out from the heart, whether it be simply a smile or be it helping somebody in desperate need, can be a very powerful experience for all that encounter it. Even though some may only be passive observers the purity of the action can be carried along to touch many others. In the same way that as a pebble is dropped in a lake the ripples will spread far and wide, our logo is based on this concept.

We cannot assist everybody in all the areas of their need but if we persevere perhaps we can make just a small difference to some of the people that we encounter. As single individuals, we reach only a limited number of people, but if those people in turn connect with others then a chain reaction is beginning. So together, as the Yellow River Soup Kitchen if we drop just a few small pebbles in a few lakes who knows how far the ripples may spread and how many people they may touch along the way.

We have found positive energy to be extremely contagious; long may it continue to be so.