More than 100,000 Wake County residents live in poverty. Urban Ministries of Wake County invites the community to help change that by attending its 10th annual Stone Soup Supper on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Each year, the event brings together hundreds of Wake County residents to enjoy delicious soup, while raising money to help end homelessness and hunger and provide healthcare to those in need. This year’s event will feature more than 12 hand-crafted soups served up by some of Raleigh’s greatest chefs.
“Supporters at last year’s Stone Soup graciously donated more than $35,000 to help their neighbors in need,” said Peter J. Morris, MD, MPH, Mdiv, Executive Director, Urban Ministries of Wake County. “This year we’re challenging the community to surpass that so we can continue supporting the 27,000 people we serve each year, most of whom face the impossible decision of choosing between rent, utilities, food, or medications.”
Urban Ministries of Wake County suggests an $8 donation ($4 for children under 12) for soup enjoyed on-site or $10 for each to-go quart of soup carried out. Beautiful handmade pottery from the Triangle Potters Guild will also be available for a suggested $25 donation per piece.
This year’s guests will be joined by a panel of local celebrity judges, including Raleigh Police Chief, Cassandra Deck-Brown; Yelp NC Triangle Community Manager, Lauryn Colatuno; food blogger, Elliot Acosta; WRAL Out & About Editor, Kathy Hanrahan; and freelance writer and cookbook author, Debbie Moose. The panel of judges will taste each soup and name the first annual Stone Soup Souperior Chef.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014; 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC
- Black bean soup with pico de gallo from Arthur Gordon at Irregardless Café
- Classic posole from Joe Lumbrazo at Backyard Bistro
- South American shrimp chowder from Paul Sottile at The Chef’s Academy
- Seafood gumbo from Ron Salerno at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
- Kamado Grille butternut squash with pecan crème fraiche from Eric Gephardht at Kamado Grille
- Puree of apple & rutabaga with spiced pecans from Scott Rowe at Prestonwood Country Club
- Thai coconut, butternut squash, and shrimp soup from Andrew Pettifer at Margauxs Restaurant
- Chicken, curry, and apple soup from Marci Oliver at Art Institute
- A Souprise from Jake Wolf at Capital Club 16
- Brunswick stew from Melanie Finkel at Empire Eats/The Pit
- Kentucky burgoo and vegetarian chili from Donna Lupo at White Memorial Presbyterian Church
- Black bean soup from Chef Eddie Wilson.
This is event was made possible by the Triangle Potters Guild, White Memorial Presbyterian Church, US Foods, Great Harvest Bread Company and many more. To learn more about the Stone Soup Supper or its sponsors, visit www.urbanmin.org/stone-soup-2014.
About Urban Ministries of Wake County:
For 33 years, Urban Ministries of Wake County has work to alleviate the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare. Urban Ministries serves more than 24,000 individuals each year – including 11,000 children – in strategic and comprehensive ways to help them through crisis toward more stable, self-sufficient lives. Please visit our website: www.urbanmin.org or contact John Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.