Join Our 2nd Annual Soup Drive | Fill Your Freezer and Your Heart November 29 2016
The Soup Solution's Soup Drive will give one litre of soup for every five litres of soup purchased online during the month of December.
In a perfect world, everyone would have delicious, healthy food at their fingertips. The unfortunate reality is there are a substantial number of households in the communities surrounding you right now that report food insecurity—the financial ability to access adequate healthy and culturally-appropriate food—making it difficult to access quality, affordable foods.
While it's always a good time give, the approaching holiday season and the exciting national movement, GivingTuesday, has us particularly focused on helping those in need. In our search to find a way to participate in the best way we know how - by providing wholesome, healthy food - we found Quest Food Exchange, and we're excited to share more about the amazing work they do.
For the month of December, we will be hosting our 2nd annual soup drive in support of the Quest Food Exchange program.
Quest Food Exchange is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability. They provide accesses to affordable, healthy foods for low-income and marginalized individuals to assist in their transition from dependent to self-sufficiency. Quest is a unique organization that operates four – soon to be five – not-for-profit grocery markets, offering a full range of food and other products for a fraction of the retail cost. They collaborate with food suppliers and over 500 social service agency partners to create a social enterprise model that is essentially a food redistribution hub. With the help of generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and community partners, they help change the lives of the thousands of clients they serve monthly, including 250 inner city school children.
With this soup drive, we take our dedication to making healthy, balanced and wholesome food available to families and individuals around Greater Vancouver one step further. Serious Soups (the fine folks behind these products), and The Soup Solution (yours truly) have teamed up to pledge a donation to Quest Food Exchange. With your support, we will give one litre of soup for every five litres of soup purchased online from The Soup Solution for delivery during the month of December.
By purchasing online and filling your freezer with our wholesome soups, you'll be helping to provide the same healthy foods to Quest and support their mission in reducing hunger with dignity in our community.
Thanks to everyone who supported our first ever soup drive last December, we exceeded our goal and donated nearly 60 litres of individually packaged soups to Quest. They were extremely well received by the clients they serve, particularly by the families with young children. This year, our goal is to donate at least of 75 litres of soup to the Quest Food Exchange program, but we can't do it without you.
How you can help.
Besides purchasing our soups during the month of December, the simple act of sharing our soup drive mission with your friends and family will help us spread the word. By connecting with us, Quest Food Exchange and GivingTuesday on social media, you can also help raise awareness for these organizations and programs of support in our communities.
To find out more about Quest Food Exchange, their partners, mission and accomplishments, please visit their website.
A heartfelt thank you in advance for your support and generosity.