Making a Difference: Soup & Bread returns for the second year in Lexington

Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 12, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — As the temperatures tank, soup will likely be on many dinner tables, and that is exactly what is on the menu for a Lexington program that is gearing up for the season.

"Yeah, it's perfect soup weather!" said Dani D'Antonio, co-founder of Soup & Bread Lexington. "I want to be eating soup every night that it's cold."

Soup & Bread Lexington is back for its second season with the mission of spreading warmth during the colder months. The community project started in 2018, something D'Antonio borrowed from her hometown of Chicago.

"This was just one of my favorite things happening in Chicago," D'Antonio said. "We just kind of meet people where they are at and have a meal with our community."

During the winter months, the weather is not just cold, but it can also be isolating. The idea is to bring people in from outside and to a table to share a warm meal with friends.

"For people like me, it's an excuse to get out of the house when you'd rather be holed up, but mostly just share space and food with our community," said D'Antonio.

This season, the even will be held weekly at rotating locations. Diners are invited to pay what they can for some homemade soup, fresh bread and company, with proceeds benefiting non-profits around town.

"It's the best way to have a conversation with someone that you know or that you don't know," said D'Antonio. "It's really cozy and it's always delicious."

Soup & Bread Lexington kicks off Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wild Fig Books & Coffee on North Limestone.

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