Utah State University Eastern kicked off its annual Bread ‘N Soup Night Monday, Nov. 6. A campus and community favorite since 1997, Bread ‘N Soup Night brings people together to share a simple meal as a fundraiser for the Carbon County Food Bank. Bread ‘N Soup night will also be held on Nov. 13 and 20.
“With so many families in need, it’s rewarding to offer such a fun way for the community to help,” explained student Kori Jorgensen, a native of Layton, and Eastern’s SUN Center co-leader.
Each week, Eastern’s Dining Service, under the new direction of Emily Bradley, prepares three delicious soups for this community meal. Patrons should look forward to traditional favorites like chicken noodle, cream of potato, and clam chowder on the menu again this year. Bradley hints, however, that there are some delicious surprises in store as well. “Especially exciting this year is that we are working with our vendor, SYSCO, to donate the soup,” notes Bradley. “We know that this partnership will translate into more dollars donated to the food bank.”
With last year’s contribution of $4,000, Bread ‘N Soup Night reached $50,000 in total donations to the Carbon County Food Bank over eighteen years.
“We’re hoping that we can top what we donated last year! But whatever we collect, we are so appreciative of the community support for this project,” said Emma Campbell, an Eastern student from Fresno, California, and the SUN Center’s other co-leader of Bread ‘N Soup Night.
Bread ‘N Soup Night takes place between 5:00 and 6:45 in the Multi-Purpose room of USU Eastern’s Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. Prices are $6.00 for adults and students 18 and older, and $5.00 for students 5–17. Children under five are admitted free with a paying adult. For the price of admission, each person receives two tickets good toward one bowl of soup apiece, with children under five each receiving one ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $2 per bowl. All are welcome to attend.
Menus for Bread ‘N Soup Night 2017:
November 13—Chicken Fiesta, Cream of Potato, Red Pepper Gouda, assorted sliced bread
November 20—Chicken Noodle, Clam Chowder, Minestrone, breadsticks