Corona Kitchen

Corona-Kitchen-Eden-Centre-June-2020-Image Copyright Northamptonshire-Telegraph June 2nd, 2020 Corona Kitchen at Eden Centre, Kettering. Image Copyright Northamptonshire Telegraph, June 2nd, 2020.

Following the closure in March of most of the free food outlets available to people in need, including St Edward’s Soup Kitchen, we decided to set up a new food kitchen operating out of the Eden Centre in Montagu Street. The kitchen opened on Wednesday 25th March,2020 and the number of guests has been increasing every week.  We see a lot of familiar faces from our own soup kitchen, but also a variety of other people who are finding today’s health and economic situation very challenging.

We are open Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri from 4-5pm and are now serving over 100 meals every day. We have 2 chefs from the Sonora Mexican Kitchen next door who prepare the food, with Frank, Hilary and 2 other volunteers packing and serving. Guests receive a hot meal, sandwich, crisps, cake and a drink to take away. We also provide food parcels from food items donated each week by Fare Share, local supermarkets and the Food Bank.

Funding has been provided primarily by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation with additional donations from other local individuals.

We look forward to seeing all our volunteers again before too long and to welcoming our guests back to the St Edward’s Soup Kitchen.

Hilary and Frank Rodgers

A list of free food outlets in Kettering can be found here: Kettering Food Outlets Virus Update no23


The Corona Kitchen has moved venue. They are now operating out of the Corn Market Hall on London Road – the full address is

The Cornmarket Hall
42, London Road
Kettering. NN15 7QA

The opening times remain the same 4 – 5 pm,  Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri.

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul continues to run their soup kitchen on a Thursday afternoon 3.30pm – 5pm.