Our Programs

Soup Kitchens in Ukraine

UUARC sponsors four Soup Kitchens across Ukraine where elderly Ukrainian citizens, among them former political dissidents and former members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), have the opportunity to share a warm meal in a comfortable place and in good company.


The first Soup Kitchen opened in 1998 in Lviv, Ukraine.  It now serves 35 people daily, five days a week, on a rotating basis.  Since then, an additional three kitchens were opened in Mykolayiv – serving 25 per day on a rotating basis, Nova Odesa – the Soup Kitchen has been converted into a Pantry that serves 84 elderly on a bi-monthly basis, and Ponornycja, Koropeckyj rn., Chernihivska obl., which opened its doors in 2011 and serves 25 per day, also on a rotating basis.

The cost per meal:

Lviv - $3.50

Mykolayiv - $3.50

Nova Odesa - $3.50

Ponornycja - $3.50


Large populations of those living in Ukraine live in poverty and need at least one warm meal a day.  With your help, we can increase the number of meals served and expand the program to other oblasts across Ukraine.


When making an online donation, kindly note “Soup Kitchen” in the comments section, or on your check, made payable to UUARC, note “Soup Kitchen” on the memo line.

Soup Kitchen in Mykolayiv / Благодійні обіди в м.Миколаєві:

Ponornycja village, Koropsky rayon, Chernihvskoyi region in /        СМТ Понорниця,Коропського рн.,Чернігвської обл.