Enjoy delicious homemade soup for a good cause

A favorite winter event, Soup & Bread at The Hideout on Feb. 6 will benefit Common Pantry. The event begins at 5:30pm. Each Wednesday, donations go to a network of neighborhood pantries and hunger relief organizations.

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Come, bring your kids, bring your appetites, and bring your dollars. As ever all your pay-what-you-can-donations will go to help local food pantries.

This year, they have decided to ditch the weekly soup themes in favor of one simple idea: sanctuary. As most of you probably know, Chicago is a “sanctuary city” – and as such is threatened with losing federal funding under a Trump administration. With Chicago’s social services already starved by the state budget impasse, things may be about to get much worse.

So, in that context they are asking soup cooks to bring soups that celebrate Chicago’s immigrant heritage – either your own or someone else’s. Bring on the pozole, the borscht, the harrira; the shorbit amas and the soupe joumou. We’ll be collecting recipes again and if we get enough we’ll try and put together another cookbook.