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Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup.

Anyone can be a Soup Sister and a Broth Brother . Simply join us in one of our soup-making sessions that will provide hundreds of litres of soup to women shelters and programs for youth in crisis right across the country!

Founded in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in March 2009, Soup Sisters was the inspirational vision of Sharon Hapton who had a very simple belief in the power of soup as a nurturing and nourishing gesture that could make a tangible difference. A private sector entrepreneur and a soup maker for most of her life, the concept she developed was so simple, that it became a key ingredient to the huge success of the organization. She held a soup-making party on a milestone birthday that turned into a full-blown operational plan and Soup Sisters was founded. Born, was a grassroots organization that would engage many thousands in the movement to help victims of domestic and family violence.

Today thousands of community people are coming together each month across Canada to produce over 10,000 servings of fresh and delicious soups for women, children and youth. Since March of 2009, over half a million servings of soup have been delivered to shelters nationwide, and there is a growing network of over 25,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants across the country. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is currently operating in 21 cities across Canada and has launched in Los Angeles, with an eye towards rapid growth in the US in 2016.

The concept is simple. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers are year-round programs where each participant pays a $65 registration fee to join in a soup-making event at a local professional kitchen under the guidance of a chef facilitator. Each event produces approximately 150-200 servings of nourishing soup that are delivered fresh to a local shelter. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants.

The Soup Sisters concept has taken off very quickly because it has found the right blend of socializing, philanthropy and action. Our soup-making events are fun, social, dynamic and collaborative, and go beyond traditional philanthropic models of giving. With Soup Sisters, people donate their time, energy, and cooking skills in order to create something tangible to give back to the community. The organization is also deeply concerned with raising awareness about domestic abuse and family violence. Every soup-making group is addressed by a speaker from a local women's shelter and is made aware of the facts and issues surrounding family violence in their own community.

It is our intention to continue to branch out across North America with a simple formula for growth and sustainability. Please forward inquiries for launching Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers in other cities to info@soupsistersusa.org.



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Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is operating 30 events in 22 cities across Canada and the US every month. Hundreds of community people are coming together across the country each month to produce over 10,000 servings of home-made, nurturing and nourishing soups for women, children and youth in crisis.

Since March 2009, Soup Sisters has delivered over half a million containers of soup to over 30 shelter recipients and there is a growing network of more than 25,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants.

Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a social purpose enterprise dedicated to providing comfort through the making, sharing and donating of soup.