The aftermath of the pandemic has given rise to large-scale challenges in the realms of food insecurity and the unequal access to proper nutrition. As a result, we have established a hybrid model that combines community soup-making events with a highly efficient Soup Bank, delivering thousands of pounds of soup to agencies across the nation in a cost-effective manner.
We’re making a profound and tangible difference, and with your support the impact can be monumental.
Everything starts with proper nourishment.
The agencies we support with our delicious ready to eat, heat and serve soup tell us repeatedly that the value of our support has a positive impact on the physical and mental health of their clients. They appreciate it has been developed specifically for them, and most importantly, that the donation is not random, thereby resulting in minimal waste.
WE ARE ABLE TO OPERATE WITH ZERO FOOD WASTE
• The soup is produced large scale allowing for economical production.
• Each kettle produces about 2500 lbs of soup.
• The generosity of VersaCold Logistics Services means we can deliver nationwide.
• The soup has been formulated for optimum nutrition with low sodium and fresh ingredients.
• The soup is convenient. Packaged in family-size 4 lb bags, it is flash frozen, ready to heat and serve
Our delicious heat and serve soup reinforces the perspective that no matter the circumstance we all deserve high-quality food.
Since the onset of the pandemic more than 200,000 servings of soup have been delivered to agencies in support of frontline health workers, domestic violence emergency shelters, marginalized seniors, transitional housing for homeless, Indigenous Peoples, youth in crisis, centres for drug addiction and mental health, and Food Banks.
Alpha House Society
Awo Taan Healing Lodge
Circle of Wisdom Elders & Senior Centre
The Dream Centre
Eden Valley Reserve
Fresh Start Recovery
Inn From the Cold
Jewish Family Services
The Mustard Seed
Veterans Food Bank Assoc.
Calgary Food Bank
‘Soup for Syrians’ was a special initiative produced by the soup Sisters organization in winter of 2016 to welcome Syrian refugees to Canada by giving them the comfort of soup made with the compassion of the community.
More than 1000 community soup-makers gave of their time to participate in a fast-paced soup-a-thon in Calgary, Lethbridge and Ottawa using culturally comforting family recipes. After 5 full day sessions of soup-making over 10,000 servings of soup were distributed through local outreach programs from East to West.
Our first bestselling cookbook came out in 2012, followed by a second edition in 2014, and our next cookbook Souper Kids in Fall 2017. All of our books published by Random House have been a source of income towards our operations.
Soup Sisters Founder Sharon Hapton has been recognized for her work regionally and nationally, selected as one of Chatelaine’s and CityTV’s Women of the Year, Global Television’s Woman of Vision, featured in Women of Influence Magazine, and chosen by YWCA – She Who Dares Honouring 150 Women through 150+ years. In 2016 Sharon received the Meritorious Service Medal, by the Governor General of Canada on behalf of the Queen for bringing honour to Canada through performing exceptional deeds.