How you can help

Sponsor us, donate or fundraise.

Your support makes a difference

We do all that we can with what we have for whoever comes through our doors. But to do that, we need your support. Soul Hub is non-government funded, and we rely on the generosity of Newcastle individuals, families, businesses and community groups to carry out our work – work that offers a compassionate community response to some deep community needs.

There are so many ways to get involved, from being a major sponsor to making a cash donation or becoming an active participant in one of our fundraising events. Many of our sponsor families support Soul by making in-kind contributions or by fundraising for us. No matter how much or how little time or cash you have, we hope you can find some way to help.

Make a donation

Your generosity will meet real needs and help vulnerable people.

Grocery Donations

There are many practical ways to help Soul Hub. 100% of the food Soul receives has been rescued or donated by the community. Our kitchen and pantry supplies are determined by the availability of rescued and donated goods at that time. You can help ensure that our guests receive the best quality meals we can produce by supporting our pantry and donating bulk items from the list below.


The following is an appreciation paragraph for milk, yes…. milk.

The unsung hero of Soul Hub. The crucial ingredient that features in over 80% of our dishes – and our guests love it. We need it to make them coffee, their cereal, their deserts and most of their main meals. It is essential to our operations.

Milk (preferably long-life milk) is one of the most practical and helpful ways people can support Soul Hub.

So, when you’re next walking down the aisle at the shops and see some long-life milk, consider picking one up for Soul and when you drop it off, we’d be more than happy to use a bit to make you a coffee and show you around.

Corporate sponsorship

Hear from CEO Rick Prosser how your sponsorship contribution empowers Soul Hub to support some of our community’s most needy and vulnerable.

Sponsorship options

There are so many ways you can help our guests and us with your financial support, from meals to essential services to events. Click to find out more.

In 2022, the Soul Meal and Pantry services provided 53,313 meals to vulnerable people. To produce those meals, it takes ingredients, volunteer recruitment and training, administrative support, staffing and a whole lot of operational costs.

Support Soul total meal costs:

One day meals – $942
One week of meals – $6,616
One month of meals – $28,671

Interested in sponsoring Soul Hub?

If you would like to sponsor Soul Hub or receive more information on sponsorship, please contact: | Matthew Ortiger 0403 924 812

If you would like to donate to Soul Cafe by direct deposit:
BSB: 032-505 | Account: 299497 | Account: Lifeshapers Family Services | Reference: Your name

Meet our sponsors

Our sponsors make an incredible difference in how we can meet the needs of the vulnerable in our community. Here are a few of their stories.


Doggy Donor

For most of our guests, their dogs aren’t considered much of a pet, but family.

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A Day in the Soul Ute

If you live in Newcastle, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the Soul Ute out and about rescuing and collecting foods.

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It’s become a yearly tradition at Soul, each December to spend a night with the amazing group from Kiwanis and put together over 100 male hygiene buckets for our Soul…
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