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Soup and Bread

The Soup & Bread program has been a Wooster tradition and an integral part of campus life at The College of Wooster since it began over thirty years ago. The Soup & Bread program allows members of the campus community to eat a basic meal consisting only of soup and bread in exchange for The College of Wooster Campus Dining Services to donate money from their meal swipe to local, national, and international hunger charities. For decades, Wooster students have demonstrated their commitment to action, social justice, and volunteerism by “eating simply, so that others may simply eat.”

Sponsored by the Office of Interfaith Campus Ministries, Soup & Bread is offered every Friday from 11 AM – 1 PM in Kittredge Dining Hall. The Soup & Bread program is coordinated by a paid student intern who recruits and supervises volunteers who come from student groups, faculty, and staff of the campus community. Soup & Bread provides a unique opportunity to become more involved with people across our campus community as well as with people from the city of Wooster. Volunteer opportunities are available every Friday between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Anyone interested in volunteering to work a Soup & Bread lunch can review available opportunities and sign up on the website or by contacting Hannah Redding.

We strongly encourage students to participate in Soup & Bread. It provides valuable volunteer opportunities as well as a chance to make a difference in the lives of those who have so much less than ourselves. The volunteer organizers meet to decide the final recipients of all the money raised from the program. If these reasons are not enough, the program is fun! Entertainment is commonly provided and it’s a great way to meet new people.