January is National Soup Month…a great month to enjoy your favorite hot and comforting soups. Soup dates back to 6000 B.C. and was made from hippopotamus. Soup has long been considered a food with healing properties. Scientists have proven that chicken noodle soup is good for helping cure a cold. During hard time, like the Great Depression, soup was an inexpensive meal that could be easily stretched out to serve more. During the World Wars soldiers would make soup in their helmets with scavenged items reinforced with various forest creatures.
Open Door Mission helps people living in poverty make their own nutritious soup meals by shopping at the Timberlake Outreach Center. You make this possible by your donations of non-perishable food items. Donations of commercial size cans of food allow our chefs to make soup too. While not a “typical soup kitchen” Open Door Mission provides much more than just soup as a meal. We serve over 3,000 meals daily to those in need. We also provide a variety of services to help people make a better life. The most important thing we do is present the Gospel message to all that enter our Open Door. We give food for the body and for the soul. Next time you make a pot of hearty soup, think about Open Door Mission and those that would love a bowl of soup too…donate non-perishable food items, including cans of soup.