USU Eastern Press Release
USU Eastern’s 16th annual Bread ‘n’ Soup Night begins Monday, Nov. 3 and continues four Mondays until Nov. 24. Community, students, staff and faculty are invited to enjoy a meal and light entertainment with the proceeds benefitting the Carbon County Food Bank.
“Every year people look forward to Bread ‘n’ Soup Night. It’s such a wonderful event that’s both a way for people to contribute to those in need and enjoy a pleasant evening on campus,” notes Vicki Kulow, Eastern’s VISTA and SUN Center volunteer.
Each Monday in November, Eastern’s Dining Service, under the direction of Gillan Mills-Bishop, prepares three soups, including one vegetarian option. Patrons should look forward to traditional favorites like chicken noodle, cream of potato and clam chowder on the menu again this year.
In 2013, profits from Bread ‘n’ Soup Night resulted in a $3,680 donation to the Carbon County Food Bank, making Eastern’s 16-year total donation $40,849. “We were so excited when we discovered that we had surpassed our $40,000 goal,” said Amanda Huntsman, a native of Ferron and student SUN Center leader in charge of the annual tradition. “It gave us all a huge sense of satisfaction.”
Bread ‘n’ Soup Night runs between 5-7 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center multipurpose room. Prices are $6 for adults and students 18 and over, and $4 for students 5 – 17. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. For the price of admission, each person will receive two tickets, good toward one bowl of soup each, with children 5 and under receiving one ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $2 per bowl.