THE PROBLEM OUR SOLUTION
Cincinnatians live in poverty.
of food in the US is thrown away.
La Soupe bridges the gap between food waste and hunger using a chef based model by rescuing perishable food, transforming it into delicious and nutritious meals, and sharing with the food insecure and our supporters.
Quite simply, we rescue perishables from grocers, distributors, farmers and restaurants. Most of the food is brought to La Soupe where our chefs transform it into healthy soupes and casseroles. These items are enjoyed by both the food insecure and our supporters. Our volunteer food runners make this happen by rescuing the perishables, bringing the items to La Soupe, and then delivering to our Share Partners. La Soupe also rescues prepared food from restaurants and delivers directly to agencies that feed the hungry.
Below is our impact since inception.
7,648 gallons produced by local chefs.
442,799 servings donated to agencies.
795,446 pounds of food rescued.
We partner with Crosset, Kroger, Jungle Jim’s, SugarCreek, and multiple local farmers to rescue over-ordered or "ugly" produce.
We distribute meals to food insecure families through our 57 "share" partner agencies. These include schools, community groups, pantries and more.
Our Bucket Brigade chefs bolster La Soupe's weekly production by making soupe in their own kitchens. 100% of all Bucket Brigade soupes are donated.
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The BIG GIVE
La Soupe teamed up with Indian Hill High School to orchestrate their annual day of giving. The entire high school participated in assembling meals and snack packs which were given directly to CISE schools. A group of volunteers waited at each of the Catholic Inner-city Education sites to pack the meals and snacks into individual bags the students then took home to enjoy.
Here is what La Soupe and IHHS accomplished:
Pounds of food donated: 10, 200
Meal containers created: 3,530 - which equates to 7,060 servings!
Snack packs created: 5,200
Distributed to: 7 schools and 3 food pantries!
WAY TO GO!
Many members of team La Soupe walked through 915 East McMillan last week. We met with the Drawing Department today to finalize the floor plan. We have put so many hours of thought into the build-out of this most awesome space and we plan to keep you, our valued supporters, up to date here! Here are a few photos from the outside front, the back of the building, and the inside. We all love the space!!!
WHAT'S SIMMERING TODAY
Monday: Closed for retail