The HOLIDAYS are coming!!
Soup for the Soul has several different events throughout the year. Among the most popular are our Christmas Celebration, Thanksgiving Meal and our Back to School Day. This page is intended to keep you informed of the dates and times of these and other events. If you have any questions regarding the events or want to volunteer or donate, please use the Find Out More button to request information!
2023 has been a year that has seen many challenges to the less fortunate in our community. The financial picture was bleak from the beginning of the year, and has only seemed to have gotten worse. There have been organizations similar to Soup for the Soul who have been forced to terminate their operations due to lack of funding, lack of volunteers and not being able to keep up with the needs of the people they served. That being said, Soup for the Soul Dundalk has seen a noticeable increase in clients and a greater need for support. There are many individuals and businesses who provide financial support, but the need is getting greater every week. Our product partners (see Contributor Page) do what they can to keep our shelves stocked for the regular Monday Food Giveaways and for us to have some products in case of an emergency situation. Our goal is to minimize the food insecurity that exists in our community and show those less fortunate that there are people who care about them.
In addition to our primary mission of assisting the food insecure population, we like to provide other services to our clients. Events like our Easter Giveaway, Memorial Day and Labor Day cookouts, Back to School Celebration (school supplies, hair cutting, etc.), Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway, and Christmas Celebration are all welcomed and needed by our clientele. All of our efforts require volunteers, product contributors and financial contributors.
Please consider a Tax-deductible donation to the cause by using the QR Code or sending a check to:
Soup for the Soul
Dundalk, MD 21222
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With the increased needs of our clients, we are getting a jump on preparing for the holiday season. The Christmas Tree Raffle tickets are now available for purchase! Last year the tree was decorated with over $1,000.00 of Gift Certificates - This year we are striving to increase the value of the tree. Tickets are still only $5.00 each, so buy a dozen or so. Use the Venmo app and scan the QR Code to purchase tickets!
So much to be thankful for this year! Thank you to the Atlas Restaurant Group for donating 200 turkeys - Thank you to Redner's for the last minute hot meals for our clients - Thank you Chick-fil-A for the meals to go - Thank you to Daniel McGhee and the Victory Team Real Estate Group for the more than 50 pies - Thank you to all of those who donated canned goods, stuffing, mashed potatoes and everything else to complete a traditional Thanksgiving meal - Thank you to all of those who provided financial support - And a special Thank you to everyone who gave their time to make it all happen!
"The turkeys were late getting to us and we had to scramble to provide a hot meal at the last minute, but we did what's been done for the last 40 years. Just another day in the life of Soup for the Soul Dundalk" - Stacy Nagel, Director
It's because of a caring community that we can provide some food security to help those who are in need. Our Thanksgiving Giveaway provided meals for at least 200 households in our community.
In addition to our food and grocery giveaway, we intend to provide a Christmas gift to each of our clients. There are several families who rely on us, and we'd really like to give each child a small gift for them to enjoy during the Christmas Holiday. In addition to the children, there are some clients who don't have and can't afford what most of us consider typical kitchen tools such as can openers or other small gadgets. It is our wish that we could provide these types of items during the Christmas season and beyond.
Below is some information regarding our Christmas Raffle. We use the proceeds from our raffles to fill in the gaps between what has been donated and what is needed. Please consider donating some items that you feel will help those less fortunate and/or grabbing a few chances of the raffle.
Current Estimated Value is over $200.00!!! (9/18/23)
Our Christmas raffle will be a computer drawn number from all of the numbers purchased.
Our Christmas tree has 32 branches and each branch will have a gift card!
Each number is only $5.00, so buy a few for the cause!
By December 15th, the day of the drawing, it will have all branches covered and the tree will be decorated!
We try to come up with new ideas to keep it fresh. So here's to our
Christmas Tree Raffle!
We are currently looking for partners who can assist with the continuation and growth of Soup for the Soul. Since we have acquired our own facility, the operating costs to keep this vital assistance program viable have greatly increased. Currently there are few contributors and we need your help!
Tax deductible donations can be sent to:
Soup for the Soul
Dundalk, MD 21222