Indian Hill High School has partnered with La Soupe to help support our local food insecure families. Students set a goal to produce 5,000 quarts of soup in two days, which will feed between 10,000-15,000 local people.
La Soupe was founded in 2014 with the mission to “Rescue. Transform. Share.” Each month, La Soupe rescues an average of 19,750 pounds of perishables from local food suppliers and transforms it into nourishing soups, sides and salads. Quarts of soup are frozen and donated to food insecure families through their schools, churches and organizations in the Cincinnati area. Each week, an average of 795 quarts are distributed, along with 1,450 pounds of fresh produce.
Much of this food is distributed to children who live in “food deserts” –there are only convenience stores within walking distance, meaning no healthy food is available in the area. La Soups sends frozen soup home in children’s backpacks so they have food for the weekend.
How can you help? First, kick off this ambitious school-wide mission by visiting the La Soupe Mobile, which will be parked in the Indian Hill High School parking lot on Tuesday, April 18, from 2-4:30 pm. A variety of fresh and frozen soups will be available for anyone in the community to pick up – we just ask that you donate to support the cause. We hope all parents will rally around this cause – no child should ever be hungry!
In addition, we need your support to help our students reach their 5,000 quarts of soup goal. On the two prep days, students will be busy with an assembly line set up, where they will be part of the process of preparing vegetables for cooking and steaming, as well as labeling containers, mixing ingredients, and ladling soup into quart size containers. Please sign up to help here.
Thank you to our community for supporting this most important endeavor to help provide food for our community.