USU Eastern Press Release
For seventeen years, USU Eastern has been serving up steaming bowls of soup along with a healthy dish of charity at its popular Bread ‘N Soup Nights. Beginning Monday, November 2 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.
“Every year, people look forward to Bread ‘N Soup Night. With so many families in need, we feel such satisfaction in offering a fun way for the community to help,” explained student Magun Hales, a native of Green River, and Eastern’s SUN Center co-leader in charge.
Each Monday in November, Eastern’s Dining Service, under the direction of Gillan Bishop, prepares three delicious 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 2014, because of Bread ‘N Soup Night profits and a substantial, unexpected gift from SEUPEA, USU Eastern sent $4,000 to the Carbon County Food Bank, extending its total donation over the last sixteen years to slightly less than $45,000. The planning committee has high hopes to improve on that number.
“We’d love to be able to top what we did last year. We’re crossing our fingers in hopes of inching ever closer to an overall total donation of $50,000,” said Price native Dallas Anderson, student SUN Center co-leader.
Bread ‘N Soup Night takes place between 5 and 6:45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of USU Eastern’s Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. 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 per ticket, with children under five each receiving one ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $2 per bowl. All are welcome to attend.
Next Monday will be the last night available to participate and menu options will be chicken noodle soup, clam chowder and beef stew as well as rolls and butter. The vegetarian option will be announced later.