By Hannah Glasgow
On Friday 30 March thousands of people around the UK held a Super Soup Lunch, committing to sip soup in their churches, homes, or at work to raise money for our work.
Holding a soup lunch may seem like a small action to take in the face of worldwide hunger, but it makes a real difference to some of the world’s poorest communities.
The Super Soup Lunch isn’t just about eating soup, it’s about getting friends, family and the local community together to be part of a bigger movement to help fight global poverty and injustice.
This year, our Super Soup lunch in the Christian Aid head office was joined by New Covent Garden Soup Co. They kindly donated soup and supported our pre-soup day competitions with some great prizes, ranging from recipe books and aprons to cool boxes and vouchers.
In the weeks leading up our Super Soup Lunch, staff, family and friends had the chance to enter a recipe raffle; an opportunity to be imaginative or simply write out a favorite soup recipe for a draw on the day judged by the New Covent Garden Co. representatives.
Impressed by the creative bunch here at Christian Aid it was difficult to choose a winner with contributions including oriental prawn soup with lime, spicy parsnip and peanut butter and puy lentil and duck.
Lulled by the sweet tunes of the London Vegetable Orchestra videos playing in the background some artistic individuals entered the ‘design your own vegetable instrument’ competition with butternut squash guitars and carrot recorders!
As the building filled with the delicious aromas of Jammin’ Jamaica, Scrumpy Chicken and Mexican Chipotle Chicken soup, staff flocked down to grab a hearty mug and hunk of bread. In total we raised a fantastic £360.
Thanks to all everyone who got involved in Super Soup Lunch this year, together we will bowl over poverty.
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