Volunteers from Zion United Church volunteer at Soup's On on December 16.

Volunteers from Zion United Church volunteer at Soup's On on December 16.

Soup’s On grateful for community support

The hard work and donations of many people keep the weekly service open to all.

We at Soup’s On have much for which to be thankful; and this is the perfect time of year to acknowledge the gifts we have received throughout the year from people and groups in our communities.

First we have the gracious volunteers who give of their time and talents to make each Friday’s Soup’s On luncheon welcoming and delicious for our guests. Thank you so much for your generosity and dedication to our communities.

Then we have people who regularly donate produce from their gardens—thank you for growing and sharing the bounty from your gardens. Just recently we received a donation of two big bags of carrots from a lady who had an overabundance and wanted to share them.

The ladies at the Legion who host dinners there often think of us, and give us leftovers from their Friday night dinners. They are put to good use, with new dishes or soups being created from the things we find in the freezer from them. We also receive leftovers from Lions’ events and Rotary events, and for that we are very grateful.

Early in September we received a donation of 30 pounds of ground beef, cut and wrapped, from a generous local beef rancher. Many thanks for that lovely addition to our groceries—every bit helps to keep costs down when preparing food for the luncheons.

With the sad loss of Helen Akselson—who had a great love for Soup’s On—we received a donation from Helen’s son of the items from her freezer. These items are being used for creating soups and desserts for the luncheons.

And we want to thank the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society, and specifically Yoriko Susanj, for thinking of Soup’s On when they received a donation from Desert Hills. When Yoriko went to pick up the produce, she knew it was more than they would be able to use. She called us at Soup’s On and delivered boxes of squash and onions for our and our guests’ use. Squash will definitely be on the menu for our annual Christmas dinner on December 23. Thank you so much for thinking of us when you were blessed in ways that were “more than you could ask or imagine.”

We truly have generous and caring people who work diligently to make our communities such wonderful places to live. And we are very thankful that they share their love with everyone so generously.

Many thanks and blessings for a wonderful Christmas celebration, and a joyous and prosperous New Year!