Stone Soup simmers into Community Soup Night | SierraSun.com

Stone Soup simmers into Community Soup Night

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif.— Tahoe Food Hub, Slow Food Lake Tahoe, Truckee Family Resource Center and Project MANA have partnered to sponsor Community Soup Night, which in previous years was known as Stone Soup.

“Stone Soup began over eight years ago by a group of concerned teachers in Truckee. These teachers continuously witnessed kids arriving to school hungry,” said Heidi Allstead, executive director of Project MANA. “They collaborated with local organizations, restaurants, and musicians … all volunteer driven … to help feed those families that needed a hot meal. Stone Soup was born and quickly became a celebration of food and community!”

Community Soup Night will bring community, friends and family together to enjoy a savory and affordable meal.

Made from fresh, sustainably grown ingredients, this year Community Soup Night will be held at three different locations.

Dates include Feb. 11 at Spice; Feb. 25 at Full Belly Deli and March 11 is TBD.

Tickets to the event are $5 for soup and bread. Live music will be provided by local musicians. There will also be a raffle with prizes from local restaurants, business and other organizations.

This event is a collaboration of local, nonprofit organizations committed to creating a more food-focused community. Each organization provides important services and opportunities to the region.

“There is a lot of great work happening in our community to build a more sustainable and equitable food system, and Soup Night is an opportunity to communicate that message and show how we can all be a part of the solution!” said Susie Sutphin, director of the Tahoe Food Hub.

All are welcome to attend, and there will be soup night tokens disbursed through the Truckee Family Resource Center and Project MANA food distribution sites to those individuals and families unable to purchase a ticket.

Proceeds from the event will go towards event costs with all additional proceeds and raffle ticket sales benefiting Tahoe Food Hub, Slow Food Lake Tahoe, Truckee Family Resource Center and Project MANA.

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering visit one of the following sponsors websites: http://www.tahoefoodhub.org, http://www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org, http://www.truckeefrc.org, or http://www.projectmana.org.