The Soup Run was the very first Dublin Simon Community service. It still goes out 365 nights of the year. The Soup Run consists of over 100 part-time volunteers who walk the streets in all weather offering soup, sandwiches, tea and a good chat if so desired, to people who are homeless around the city.

16,800 contacts were made by our outreach team and soup run offering vital support to people sleeping rough, often the first point of contact for people who want to link into our range of services.

“Then I started to link in with the Simon Community who were working on the streets of Dublin. To be able to meet with the staff or have a cup of tea with the Soup Run volunteers meant so much to me. I knew they weren’t judging me and they understood what I was going through.”

– Peter, Simon Client

In conjunction with the our Outreach Team, the Soup Run volunteers conduct street searches for people sleeping rough, maintain contact with them and try to help them form links back into the community. To contact the Soup Run team call (01) 889 5800 or email