Welcome to Obs Pasta Kitchen!

We are a weekly feeding scheme in Cape Town that offers support, community and a hot meal once a week.

We also share lifeskills and healthy ways of dealing with stress with our guests, who are mostly homeless or unemployed.

Our morning programme, Working Wednesdays, is a life-changer programme for those ready to take the next steps.

Not just a “soup kitchen”

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”

A known dilemma of charity organisations is that handouts solve short-term problems but perpetuate longer term ones. To truly help the homeless and needy our goal should be to empower these people to help themselves.

So while the Obs Pasta Kitchen solves the short-term problem of hungry bellies, we have a higher purpose and long-term plan.

The Obs Pasta Kitchen is not just about handouts. This is more than a plate of food but an introduction to a long-lasting relationship.


Founded in 2017 by a group of volunteers around a common goal, to uplift the homeless in Observatory, a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa, while creating a sense of community amongst residents.

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Our Story

Soup kitchens are known the world over for offering a warm plate of food to the hungry. Observatory has always been a little left-of-centre and so we evolved the concept to create the Obs Pasta Kitchen. Every Wednesday at 6pm we offer a hot bowl of pasta to the many needy residents (often homeless) and …


Volunteers welcome! Contact us on obspastakitchen@gmail.com or on social media @obspastakitchen on Instagram and Facebook.

Money donations are accepted via International Association for Human Values, the Sister organisation of the Art of Living: http://www.iahv.org/za-en

First National Bank
Lenasia branch – code 250737
Acc number 62045616119
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