Soup and Bread

Soup & Bread 2017, the End


A belated thanks to everyone who came out to our final Soup & Bread of 2017! Thanks to you we hit our goal of raising $10,000 for Chicago food pantries and antihunger groups. We sent off donations of $750 to each of our partners this weekend and are closing the books on this year.

Soup & Bread is about fostering community, so it makes sense that there are, of course, a lot of helping hands to thank. Thank you to Amanda Zwald, Eiren Caffall, Angelique Grandone, Bethann Hester, and Sarah Bortt for their help with the final night’s crazy logistics. Thank you to the Hideout, especially Sully, Matt, Jeremy, Amy, Jessica, Gabriella, and Mae, for their calm and steady support. Thank you to the wonderful bakers at Publican Quality Bread for their weekly donations and to Piece Pizza for the end-of-the-year pies. And thanks to everyone who cooked soup, baked cookies, and just came out to eat with us.

We are taking a little break but will be back soon with hopefully some info about our next project, Sanctuary Soup, a cookbook of recipes from this year’s Soup & Bread that focuses on the flavors and traditions of Chicago’s immigrant communities. Coming this fall, fingers crossed.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our final night. And may the spring bring you sunnier days — and gazpacho!


Martha and Sheila

PS: If you are missing your weekly soup scene may we suggest Soups on Sundays, at Sportsman’s Club? It runs through May 7 and each week features a different guest speaker; this week it’s Jane Beachy, founder of Salonathon and the program manager at Chicago Humanities. Proceeds go to the Marquard Center Soup Kitchen and Rape Victims Advocates.


Posted: Monday Apr 10,2017 11:24 AM In Soup Wrapup

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