For 15 years, USU Eastern served up steaming bowls of soup along with a healthy dish of charity at its popular Bread ‘N’ Soup Nights. Beginning Monday, Nov. 4, and continuing each Monday throughout the month, community, students, staff and faculty are invited to enjoy a meal and light entertainment, with all proceeds benefiting the Carbon County Food Bank.
“With so many families in need, we feel such satisfaction in offering a fun way for the community to help,” explains student Catie Duncan, a native of Tremonton, and Eastern’s SUN Center co-leader in charge.
Each Monday in November, USU Eastern’s Dining Service staff volunteer their time to create three delicious soups. Unique to this year’s menu are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options each night. Becky Archibald, director of dining services, said, “it’s important to accommodate many types of dietary needs so that everyone can participate.” Patrons should look for traditional favorites like chicken noodle, cream of potato and clam chowder on the menu again as well.
Last year, because of Bread ‘N’ Soup Night profits, USU Eastern donated $3,000 to the Carbon County Food Bank, making its total donation over the last 14 years more than $35,000. Because there is one extra Monday night offered this year, the planning committee has set a goal to improve on that amount. “We’d love to be able to top last year’s donation, and since it’s our 15th anniversary, it would be wonderful to inch our overall totals closer to the $40,000 mark,” said Ferron native, Amanda Huntsman, student SUN Center co-leader.
Bread ‘N’ Soup Night takes place between 5 and 6:30 p.m. in the USU Eastern’s Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Multipurpose Room. Prices are $6 for adults and students 18 and older, and $5 for students 5 – 17. Children under five are admitted free with a paying adult.
For the price of admission, each person receives two tickets good toward one bowl of soup apiece, with children under five each receiving one ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $2 per bowl.
Menus for Bread ‘N Soup Night:
November 4—Chicken Noodle, Cream of Potato, Vegetarian Chili, rolls & butter
November 11—Chicken Noodle, Beef Stew, Seven Bean Soup, rolls & butter
November 18—Chicken Enchilada, Cheddar Broccoli, Vegetable & Barley, rolls & butter
November 25—Chicken Noodle, Clam Chowder, Tomato Basil, rolls & butter