2016 Meal Dates

As a reminder, the Soup & More meal is the last Sunday of every month. This year, Easter and Christmas both fall on the last Sunday of the month, so our March and December meals will be a week earlier on the 4th Sunday. Here is the list of meal dates for 2016:

January 31st
February 28th
March 20th (4th Sunday instead of 5th Sunday due to Easter being on the 5th Sunday)
April 24th
May 31st
June 26th
July 31st
August 28th
September 25th
October 30th
November 27th
December 18th (Christmas party from 3-5 PM)

Pictures from the September Meal

Here are some pictures from Pack-a-Sack at our most recent meal. We had tons of great food, lots of helpful volunteers, and many guests at our meal. Thanks again to the Presbyterian Women for cooking the meal and to HyVee for donating the bread/desserts. We hope to see everyone on October 25th for our next monthly meal.

September 27th Meal

We’re really looking forward to next Sunday September 27th Soup & More Meal. The Presbyterian Women will be cooking the meal and the tentative menu will be Sloppy Joe’s, Macaroni & Cheese, and desserts from HyVee. Come join us from 4-6 PM for a great meal! Thanks again to the Presbyterian Women for cooking this month’s meal.

2015 Meal Dates

Here are the 2015 Meal dates for Soup & More:

  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 29
  • December 20 from 3-5 PM (all other meals are 4-6 PM)

Christmas in July thank you!

Soup and More’s first annual Christmas in July Benefit concert was a tremendous success because of the wonderful support from so many local businesses.

With the generous donations given, Soup&More has received over $2,100 in cash.  This will be used to continue financing the Fourth Sunday Community Dinners,

Food for Thought Friday night suppers and enabling McDonough County families to have some free groceries.  Our financial sponsors of $100.00 or more were the following:  Mike & Melissa Inman and family, Project HOPE, El Rancherito Restaurant, Girl Friday Office Services, Matt Glaser with American Family Insurance, Ron Elbe Auto Sales, Best Western Plus, Kunes Country Auto Sales, Cathy Early with State Farm Insurance, STC Investments, Wesley Village, M&M Vending, McDonough District Hospital, and EPH Service Company.

There were also financial patrons who gave between $25 – 99.00:  Engraving by Lin, Kreative Kuts, A-1 Security Lock Shop, Copy-Pack-Post (Barsi/Depoy), Nelson’s Clothing, Gamage TV & Appliances, Barnyard Guitars and Furniture Outlet & Bedding.

This event could not have happened without the thoughtfulness of our in-kind sponsors helping us underwrite the event.  Their gifts bring the total raised to just over $2,600!  Our in-kind donors were Old Dairy, tjr Graphic Design, HyVee, Western Distributing, Wal-Mart, Calvary Baptist Church and Dough Delights.

We would like to especially thank our musical talent for volunteering the evening’s entertainment.  How fun it was to hear artists Mark Wheeler, the Johnson family, Fred Railsback, the Whitson family, John Draws with his Muddy Creek Guitars and the Calvary Baptist Praise Band.  There was a lot of joy & laughter throughout the concert thanks to these talented folks.

Please support and thank all those listed here who, in their generosity, have helped decrease food insecurities for McDonough County families.

Our garden plot is growing!

Our plot at the Macomb Community Garden is practically bursting with delicious potential. In addition to peppers and tomatoes, we have planted some beans that will make a delicious soup for our meal guests this fall. Because they are climbers, we were happy to accept the offer of some fencing for this season. Stay tuned for more updates as the summer progresses.

By the way, if you are interested in lending a hand in the garden, please send an email to volunteer@soupandmore.org ! You are welcome to check out the Macomb Community Garden in person. It is located just east of the intersection of Prairie and East Wheeler.

That’s How We Roll

The Bombshells, Macomb’s very own roller derby team, injected some serious fun when they rolled in to help with this month’s Soup and More bout–er, meal! They were right at home whether hip whipping with veteran volunteers in the kitchen’s serving line or hip checking piles of dirty dishes. 😀 Thank you for your service!

Thank you to Matt, whose soothing music provided a welcome respite for guests and workers from the rush, clatter and clang of the kitchen, dining room, and Pack-a-Sack area.

Finally, thank you to our regular meal volunteers–and to those who were able to join us again after having been away. We could not do this without your help.

We reserve a special thank you for those who dedicate their time to food shopping, meal preparation, and Pack-a-Sack setup . . . every month! Of course, we continue to be grateful to those who support us financially and provide us with our kitchen and meal space.

Our next meal is on Sunday, July 27. The Knights of Columbus will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. See you then!