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Friday, April 1, 2011

Soup Matters: Charities and Community Service Projects with Soup

Soup is not only a comforting meal to share amongst friends and family members but it is also a great way to feed numerous people that are need - while providing them with a delicious, healthy, and nourishing meal. I recently read on What’s Cooking with Kids about Michelle's exciting partnership with Studio 4 Art, a California-based art studio, to help local families that are need by getting the community involved to make a small donation, create art, and enjoy soup. Inspired by this incredible event, I also discovered a few more charities and organizations that focus on feeding soup and meals to those in need. I hope this list inspires you to do more for your community through soup making - it certainly has for me.
Event with Studio 4 Art and What's Cooking With Kids - Image Credit: Studio 4 Art
 1. The Bowls that Keep Feeding - Studio 4 Art and What’s Cooking with Kids recently teamed up for a second annual fundraiser to help feed local families in need. This not only involved eating soup but enabled children in the community to create their own unique soup bowls. Guests simply had to pay a small donation for a hand-thrown bowl that was filled up with a comforting bowl of Vegetarian Butternut Squash, a Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash and Black Beans, a Minestrone and a Tortilla Soup. Art plus soup - now, that's a beautiful combination!

Members of the Soup Sisters - Image Credit: Soup Sisters.org
2. Soup Sisters - A non-profit social network based in Canada, Soup Sisters provides a nourishing bowls of soup to women, children and youth that suffer from domestic abuse and family violence. In 2009, the organization expanded and launched Broth Brothers who support homeless youth as they make the transition into mainstream culture. Over the course of the year, Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers serve approximately 150-200 servings of soup. For additional information about this organization, please visit: http://www.soupsisters.org/index.php.

Volunteers at The Bowery Mission - Image Credit: The Bowery Mission
3. The Bowery Mission - A local organization, The Bowery Mission has been serving the community of the Lower East Side since 1879. Last year alone they provided shelter, medical care, clothing, groceries and served over 356,000 meals to those in need. To get involved with any of volunteer programs offered at The Bowery Mission, please visit: http://www.bowery.org/volunteer/

What soup organizations or charities do you belong to?
Seriously Soupy Serena


  1. Great post. I've been thinking about how I can use soup making to reach out to others. I'll have to see if there's anything in the DC area I can hook up with. - Ernest

  2. For more information about soup-related fundraising events all around the country, check out Sunday Soup (http://sundaysoup.org/soup-network).

  3. God's Love We Deliver is excited to serve soups our clients! For example, today we have lentil beef soup or parsnip mint soup! Delish!
    For more on what we deliver to our clients who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves, go here: http://bit.ly/aScpgH

  4. Thank you for the insightful comments - I am hoping to feature soup charities and organizations once a month. Please keep me posted at seriouslysoupy@gmail.com