The Soup Kitchen is a vast empire run by the Bowery King in New York.
After experiencing mercy at the hands of a younger John Wick, The Bowery King (played by Lawrence Fishbourne) rose through the ranks to become the head of a vast network of intelligence operatives, covering almost every corner of New York City. This network relies largely on agents in the guise of homeless panhandlers, using access to the city’s underground tunnels and passageways to quickly move about with ease.
The Bowery King also manages a flock of homing pigeons, used for secure delivery of messages or other small objects. Keeping these communications off of the phone lines ensures an additional level of secrecy.