To date we are at 722 people in for Soup from January – October 2017. That is 1444 containers of Soup handed out!!!
We are already to date almost 200 people more than last year and we still have 2 months to go. We have noticed an increase in new people this year and the majority are younger (between 26-36).
Thankfully we have been able to start a new initiative at the church called the “Soup Troop”. In large part thanks to a generous donation, the Soup Troop meets once a month to peel, chop and chat and make anywhere from 4-6 pots of soup which cups up into 70-90 containers. A huge thank you to Margaret Mitchell and the Soup Troop for making this so fun and successful. This has alleviated the pressure from our home cooks and is also a fun and social thing to do.
We are always accepting clean, empty containers with lids and have many community, non church goers collecting for us.
We are on track to be over 800 people served in 2017.
Ideas on how to sustain the program are always welcome. If you would like to be part of the Soup Troop please contact the office.