Soup contest raises more than $5,500, 4,200 in canned goods
A brisk day with a little bit of snow and ice turned out to be the perfect setting for the third annual Mid Minter South Side Soup Contest.
1,100 bundled visitors spent the early afternoon trudging along East Carson and the side streets of South Side to sample some of the more than two-dozen or so soups created by area restaurants for their pleasure. In return for sampling privileges, the soup samplers donated $5 and a canned good to benefit the Brashear Food Pantry.
At the end of the day more than $5,500 had been raised and 1,500 cans of soups and vegetables collected. As part of the Iron & Glass Bank Challenge, the bank matched the canned goods collected with an additional 1,500 cans of food. The bank had also collected another 1,200 cans of food through a food drive at its branches.
Through the Iron & Glass Bank Challenge, the Brashear Food Pantry realized 4,200 canned goods to stock their shelves for the coming months.