Holy Family Brings Back Soup du Jour To Benefit Homeless Shelter

After a successful event last year, Holy Family Catholic Community will once again partner with local restaurants to raise money for organizations helping those who are hungry and without shelter—all with a cup of soup.

On Saturday, March 19, Holy Family will host its Soup du Jour fundraiser, selling soups donated by Fond du Lac area restaurants with proceeds benefiting the St. Katharine Drexel Homeless Shelter and Holyland Food Pantry. Last year, thanks to the delicious donations from Fond du Lac eateries, the parish raised more than $2,500 for the St. Katharine Drexel Homeless Shelter.

Returning this year to support those in need are: Bench Warmers Bar & Grille, Boda’s Restaurant and Catering, Brick House, Downtown Deli to Go/Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille, Fat Joe’s Burgers and Brew, Friar Tuck’s, Gilles Frozen Custard, and Pamela’s Bar and Grille. Avenue 795, A & W Restaurant, Culver’s Restaurant, Domino’s, Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders, Oasis, Sunset on the Water, and Theo’s 24 are joining Soup du Jour for the first time this year. Elaine Graf & the Associates of First Weber Realtors will also generously donate soup, and the Holy Family Catholic Community staff will whip up their own offering!

Each of the participants pledged to donate multiple gallons of their favorite soups to help care for those who are homeless in the community. Expect to see soups like Chicken Pot Pie, Country Beef, White Chicken Chili, Sausage Gumbo, Stuffed Green Pepper, and Beef and Cheese Tortellini on the menu.

“We are grateful to the support we have received again this year from our local businesses. This support and the success of the event are a testament to the kind and generous community we have here in Fond du Lac that over and over rallies to help those who are hungry and without shelter,” Director of Human Concerns Erin Cobb said. “Everyone loves a bowl of soup, so what a better way to raise money for great causes then to sell favorites of our local restaurants. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

The soups will be available for takeout from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, on the north side of the building, as well as following the 4:00 pm Masses at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Ave., and Holy Family Church in the gathering space. Soups will be available for $5 each and marked with the name of the restaurant that donated them.