Sharing Our Ugly Produce (S.O.U.P) is a prime example of a community kitchen project. What if we had community kitchens cooking up food for every meal each day, in each community, in Kings County?
SOUP Community Kitchen
All are welcome in our kitchen and at the table. SOUP is ready for you if you are hungry or hungry for change. SOUP started as a means to Share Our Urban Produce- produce grown in the “urban” community of Kentville. SOUP became such a happy place in the summer that we had to keep it going in the winter. Instead of using “urban” produce, we contacted local farms and markets to source their “ugly” produce- items that would otherwise go to waste.
SOUP happens every Friday at The Salvation Army at 15 Nichols Avenue, Kentville from 9:00am-1:00pm. Here we will gather to make nutritious, warm and wholesome soup while also sharing stories and supporting each other. We have started to offer small info sessions during SOUP on varying topics as well. So come stop by on Friday and check out what we’re up to!
SOUP community kitchen is a partnership with over 30 community organizations, spearheaded by Nova Scotia Works (Canadian Mental Health Association Kings, Community Inc etc), Valley Community Learning Association (VCLA) and Kentville Salvation Army Church.
Since the beginning of 2015, SOUP has cooked and distributed over 25,000 free meals in Kentville.