Soup for the Soul, formerly called St. Rita’s Soup Kitchen, may be losing its operations site due to the pending sale of the former Dundalk United Methodist Church, located at 6903 Mornington Rd., where they have been housed for the past several years. They are inviting the community to support their immediate fundraising efforts, starting with a Chik-Fil-A Spirit Day on Oct. 27, and a Fall Bazaar on Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dundalk UMC.
Staffed only by volunteers, this outreach has cared for the Dundalk community and surrounding areas for more than 32 years, providing hot meals on Monday nights. In the last decade, a food pantry and clothes closet have been added. During Thanksgiving and Christmas season events, they feed and nurture upwards of 500 patrons annually.
When COVID-19 hit, Soup for the Soul responded, scheduling large food distributions and deliveries of fresh produce and groceries, providing basic school supplies and reopening as soon as was permitted.
Having faced this same issue when they had to move from their former home at St.Rita’s Church due to a building sale, the volunteer team is optimistic. Director Stacy Nagel shared, “Soup for the Soul is funded solely by community donations and support for which we are wholeheartedly grateful. It is our priority to not only continue our mission and find a permanent home, but to increase our overall impact as an independent nonprofit. The success of our upcoming fundraisers will aid in the ability to reach that goal.”
You can support this cause by ordering food from Chik-Fil-A Eastpoint in the drive-thru on Oct. 27 from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. You will need either a digital or hard copy of the fundraising flyer to participate. Please go to Soup for the Soul’s Facebook™ page. When you visit, you will also find additional November fundraiser information and outreach updates.