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Making A Difference: Bringing People Together Over Soup And Bread

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 17:29:15-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)–A new community outreach group in Lexington is hoping to bring people together and out of the cold this winter.

Soup and Bread is a pay what you can meal project targeting the diversity of Lexington and giving back to those in need.  When Soup and Bread came to Pivot Brewing needing a space for the community meal project, the brewery was happy to open their doors.

“When Dani and Shelby reached out to us, we were humbled and honored to be included in this because this is exactly the kind of thing that we want to do in Lexington,” said Emily Spencer, the Director of Outreach at Pivot Brewing.

Dani D’Antonio moved to the Bluegrass from Chicago, where she got the idea for soup and bread. You pay what you can for a meal and all the money goes to a local rotating hunger-relief charity.

“You could put 20 bucks in the jar, if you don’t have any money that week you could pay nothing,” said Shelby Wheeler with Soup and Bread.

They are hoping many people will attend the events.

“You’re just able to find connections with other people that maybe you would have never talked to, but at the same time people are able to feed their families without worrying about it for one evening,” said Wheeler.

Wheeler hopes that as Lexington continues to grow, so does Soup and Bread.

“We’d love to have it once a week so that it’s that, like, ‘on Mondays we go to Pivot and we have soup with our family and we get to meet other people or play games’ or whatever,” said Wheeler.

Soup and Bread Lexington will be held January 14, February 11, and March 11. The first event benefits Foodchain.

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