Soup and Bread

Soup & Bread Is Back!

Just a few of our 14 years of soups.

Just a few of our 14 years of soups.

“Chicago’s most laid-back, nutritious party” – and then some – returns in 2024. 

Since 2009 Soup & Bread has been providing food and community to hungry Chicagoans, all while raising more than $100,000 for local food pantries. This winter, we’re bringing back our traditional community meals at the Hideout from 6-8 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, January through April. 

As ever, we will be marshaling teams of volunteer soup cooks to fill our crock pots and serving bread from our friends at Middlebrow and Publican Quality Bread. Each month, pay what you can donations will be directed to local hunger relief efforts around the city. See below for the schedule, and check and Instagram @soupbreadchi, or the Hideout website, for updates. To sign up to make soup email us at Spots are limited!


January 3 with DJ John Soss. Donations benefit Pilsen Food Pantry.

February 7 with DJs Gwen and Jeremy Lemos. Donations benefit Soup for the Soul.

March 6 with DJ Kenn Goodman. Donations benefit Market Box.

April 3 with DJ Stan Wood. Donations benefit Common Pantry.

But that’s not all!

S&T_blackThis year Soup & Bread instigators Martha Bayne and Sheila Sachs are partnering with artist Andrea Jablonski and expanding into textiles with the launch of Soup & Thread, a monthly series of sewing bees at community spaces around town. Come sew with us as we stitch the history of Soup & Bread into the world’s largest soup-themed quilt (or tablecloth, or picnic blanket – depending on how you look at it). Many hands make light work, and we are going to need all the help we can get as we embark on this audacious quest. 

We will provide all materials and, of course, a light snack of soup and bread. We’ll be hosting gently facilitated conversations around food and community as we sew, all of which will feed into our final project: a gallery installation of the quilt and supporting materials in the fall of 2024.

Our first bee happens Saturday, January 27, at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia in Bucktown. The second takes place Saturday, February 17, at the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange, 2124 W. 82nd Place in Auburn Gresham. We will be scheduling additional events through the spring and summer; if you know of a community space that would like to host a bee, please get in touch! And follow @soup_and_thread on Instagram for updates. 

Soup & Thread is made possible by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. All Soup & Bread and Soup & Thread events are pay what you can and family friendly.


Posted: Wednesday Nov 29,2023 09:04 PM In Uncategorized

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