Catholic Charities West Michigan Holds Virtual Soup’s On For All! Jan. 24-26

Annual Fundraiser Supports Meal Programs and Food Pantry of God’s Kitchen

Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jan. 19, 2022 – Catholic Charities West Michigan will hold its popular Soup’s On For All! fundraiser virtually on Jan. 24-26 at God’s Kitchen in downtown Grand Rapids.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s ticket holders will receive three soups made by God’s Kitchen chefs and local restaurants, artisan bread from Panera, dessert, a hand-painted soup bowl and a free restaurant soup punch card. From Jan. 24-26 between 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., soup packages will available for pick-up at God’s Kitchen, 303 Division Ave.

The annual event benefits God’s Kitchen, a program of CCWM that provides free meal programs to those in need. Tickets for Soup’s On for All! are $50 and available online at ccwestmi.org/soupson throughout the event. Tickets are also available at Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids until Friday, Jan. 21.

“Soup’s On For All! is a mindful way of raising awareness of food insecurity in our community,” said Amanda Stetson, event and volunteer coordinator. “Given the pandemic, our need to provide meals for the most vulnerable in our community has greatly increased. Last year alone, we served more than 100,000 meals.

“Even though COVID precautions will keep us apart again this year, Soup’s On is STILL on for our community. We’re hopeful West Michigan will open its heart again this year and join us to support those in need.”

At last year’s Soup’s On event, also virtual, more than 700 people helped raise more than $100,000 to benefit God’s Kitchen. Each month, God’s Kitchen – which is entirely funded by donations – serves approximately 5,000 meals to those in the Heartside community. CCWM also provides seven meals each week to approximately 200 disabled residents around Grand Rapids through its Home Delivered Meals program.

Karilyn Frederick is the lead sponsor for this year’s Soup’s on for All. National Heritage Academies is the premier sponsor. Die-Tech & Engineering, the Jandernoa Foundation, Meijer and Panera are gold sponsors.

Additional soup sponsors for this year’s event include: Amore Trattoria, Bob’s Bar, Charlie’s Bar & Grille, 5th Street Hall and Logan’s Alley.

Soup’s on For All is hosting a virtual silent auction with packages designed to get attendees out of the house and safely back in the community. The silent auction can be viewed here.

A staple of Soup’s On For All is the hand-painted soup bowl attendees get to bring home from the event. This year, the organization is offering live bowl painting during pick-up so attendees may contribute to next year’s event. Space is limited, so be sure to come early.

About Catholic Charities West Michigan
For over seven decades, Catholic Charities West Michigan has been feeding the hungry, counseling those who struggle and building strong families. Through a broad spectrum of social service programs focused on the needs of children and families, CCWM serves residents of 11 counties in West Michigan. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, CCWM has more than 235 employees who work from nine locations and last year touched the lives of more than 35,000 individuals.  For more information, visit www.ccwestmi.org.

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