2021 Winter Appeal – Launched June 1st

Winter can be harsh, particularly for those living on the streets and so Soul Café is collecting some ‘Winter Warmers’. For someone living rough the gift of a warm jacket can make a powerful difference not only to their comfort but to their mental wellness. And a warm chunky soup really fills the belly and lifts the spirits on a cold, wet winters day.

You can help make a significant difference this winter by donating funds or some of the goods below to help Soul Cafe Newcastle assist the vulnerable and those sleeping rough on the streets.


  • Warm socks
  • Beanies
  • Sleeping bags


  • Chunky Soups & Stews (ring pull tins so they can be heated on public BBQ's)
  • Baked Beans & Spaghetti (ring pull tins so they can be heated on public BBQ's)
  • Canned beans (eg 4 bean mix)
  • Milo (large tin)
  • Coffee (large tin)
  • Long Life Milk (1 litre)
  • Sugar (large packet)

HYGEINE Products – especially travel size

  • Soap & Shampoo
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary Products

(Please note that Soul Café cannot take other items (eg T-shirts, crockery, etc) as we have extremely limited storage space).

How to DROP OFF Winter Warmer donations:

Where: Donations can be dropped off to Soul Café (cnr of Hunter and Watt St Newcastle in the Westpac Bank Building)

When: Monday - Thursday 8am – 3pm (if you cannot come during those times please ring 4926 1758 to arrange an alternate drop off time).


DONATIONS. Soul Café is not government funded and relies on the generosity of our friends in Newcastle. We are a local community organisation responding to local community needs, supported by our local community and you can support us financially clicking the link above.

Thanks so much for supporting Soul.

If you need more information on anything please email admin@soulcafe.org.au


Operation Hours


Soul will be closed Monday 14 June for Queens Birthday Long Weekend.



The Soul office is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 3pm and our phone number is 02 4926 1758.

Soul provides a sit down Meal Service in our Covid safe dining room between 11am-12.30pm on Monday to Thursday & a Hot Breakfast in the dining room 7.00am-8.30am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

We are also continuing to do our usual fortnightly Sunday lunch service from 12-1pm, please see our "Whats Happening this week" updates on facebook to confirm dates.

The Soul Open Pantry operates 1-2.00pm Tuesday / Wednesday and 9-10.00am Friday.

Donations can be dropped into Soul 8am-3pm Monday to Thursday. If the door is closed (or to negotiate an alternate drop off time) please call the office number 02 4926 1758.

For financial donations please click here.


Video: City of Newcastle, Strategic Minds Communications
Sponsor: Andy Meier, Thomas Graham


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