My Sweet Marie

Soup Sisters/Broth Brothers

Posted on: September 12, 2012

Did you ever have get tingles up your neck when someone is telling you something? Today I was attending a networking breakfast and one lady got up and talked about Soup Sisters. It’s a non-profit charitable social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup.

If you know me, you know that I am the soup queen! Actually there a few soup queens and kings in my family! It’s what we do! Mom taught us well! I bring soup to the homes of the sick, to people who have broken their arms or legs, had babies, got new jobs, to people who have lost someone etc. It’s the comfort food that fits all occasions and to hear of an organisation that makes soup for our women shelters here in London, well I am feeling the pull! I can’t help but think, I can do this! I need to do this!

Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers was founded in 2009 by Calgarian Sharon Hapton who had a very simple belief in the power of soup as a nurturing and nourishing gesture that could make a tangible difference.  Hapton believed that two of societies most prevalent issues, domestic abuse and youth homelessness would benefit from the care and warmth that comes in a bowl of  soup. A powerful message that says ‘we care’ is now being delivered to over 20 residential shelters across the country through home-made delicious soup made with the finest ingredients.”

“The concept is simple. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers are year-round programs where participants pay a $50 registration fee to participate in a soup-making event at a local professional kitchen under the guidance of a chef facilitator. Each event produces approximately 150-200 servings of nourishing soup that are delivered fresh to a local shelter. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants.” (Quotes from soupsisters.org)

Can you imagine gathering a group of girlfriends, spending an evening cooking, giggling and eating? Throw in a glass of wine and bingo…girls night out! To make it all worth while, you are helping a great cause and feeding women and children who need a little leg up!

If you think you’d like to help, please go to www.soupsisters.org for more info and perhaps they have a group already set up in your city! They always need volunteers and/or more participants!

Warmest Regards,

Sweet Marie

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