Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers are year-round programs that allow community people across the country to transform their contributions into a meaningful experience and a tangible way to give. We are 100% volunteer-driven at the event level, and provide a means to substantially decrease the operating costs of the shelters we support. Our events provide a non threatening and fun environment for men to support and take part in eradicating domestic abuse. We know this will never happen without their support and concern.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers was founded in 2009 by Calgarian 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. Hapton believed that two of societies most prevalent issues, domestic abuse and youth homelessness would benefit from the care and warmth that comes in a bowl of soup. A powerful message that says 'we care' is now being delivered to over 30 residential shelters across the country through home-made delicious soup made with the finest ingredients.
Hundreds of community people are coming together across the country to produce more than 10,000 servings of fresh and delicious soups for women, children and youth each month. Since March of 2009, over 750,000 containers of soup have been delivered to shelters from East to West, and there is a growing network of over 40,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants across the country.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women and children through the making, sharing and donating of soup to recipient women's shelters across Canada.
The mission of Soup Sisters is to ensure the ongoing supply of fresh soup to nurture women and children affected by family violence and domestic violence, as well as to provide fresh soup to support and nourish youth in crisis.
Soup Sisters combines business practices with the goal of making a difference instead of a profit
Soup Sisters believes that there is a message of "we care" in every bowl of soup made 'with a hug'
Soup Sisters believes in inclusivity, that everyone regardless of socio economic status can give back
Soup Sisters believes in meaningful participation