Soup Sisters is creating a stir in the community this weekend for Osborne House, Winnipeg’s largest women’s shelter. Now in their 42nd year of operation, Osborne House provides a safe and supportive environment for women and children escaping violence in their homes.
“Historically, women have expressed sensitivity and support by bringing soup to individuals going through a difficult time,” says Sharon Hapton, Soup Sisters’ founder. “Our huge growth across the country tells us quite a lot about people in our communities and our innate need to give in meaningful and tangible ways. This is a giant hug in a bowl.”
Soup Sisters is a non-profit organization that partners with commercial certified kitchens to share soup-making secrets while ladling up support for a good cause.
“What better way to spend your time than doing what you love,” says Chef Jeremy Langemann. “As chefs we have a responsibility to our communities to be involved and to teach others while being ambassadors for our craft. I guarantee I’ll learn as much from the Soup Sisters as I can teach them! This is an amazing partnership.”
Sunday’s launch on March 10, 2013 at the Winnipeg Fairmont Hotel revolves around the making of five different and delicious soups. The soups will be packaged and delivered to Osborne House on Monday morning.
“This gesture is so meaningful to the women and children,” says Osborne House CEO Barbara Judt. “Soup Sisters has launched successful partnerships across Canada to provide comfort and support for the vulnerable clients rebuilding their lives and homes. Using a communal process to create delicious soups and raise awareness and solidarity in our community is the foundation of a successful and long-lasting relationship between Osborne House and Soup Sisters.”
You can find out more about Soup Sisters by visiting http://www.soupsisters.org/
You can also read a previous CNC story about this initiative, including an indepth interview with the three women who brought Soup Sisters to Winnipeg, by clicking on this link: https://www.communitynewscommons.org/our-city/health-safety/soup-sisters-set-to-launch-in-winnipeg/