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The Soup Project @ The Community Kitchen Club

The Community Kitchen is changing! The Soup Project is a new collaboration between the Food Coalition and The Arts for Social Change Coalition at CC. Together, we're building on The Community Kitchen's 23 year history to imagine creative solutions for addressing poverty, hunger, and homelessness locally.

Beginning November 23, individuals from the Colorado College and Colorado Springs communities must become registered members of The Community Kitchen Club in order to participate in The Soup Project's programs and services. 

For the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year, we are limited to hosting volunteers from  the greater Colorado Springs community-- including individuals, churches, and schools-- only once per month. 

Please contact Community Kitchen interns for availability. Members of the Colorado College community--- students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families-- are invited to join The Soup Project for the following activities each week: 


9:30 - 11:30  Colorado College Members [CC Only]

11:30 - 12:30  Lunch, and Community Fellowship

12:30 -   2:00 Food Justice Program or Arts for Social Change Activity

2:00 -   3:00Food Coalition Reflection and Strategy [CC Only]


Donation Needs

The Community Kitchen is pleased to accept bulk food items such coffee, pasta, dry beans, and cookie / cake mixes. We are also pleased to accept donations of dry-medium arts supplies such as crayons, colored pencils, charcoal, sketchpads, and frames. The Community Kitchen can not accept non-bulk food items and does not accept donations of clothing, or toiletries.

For more information about donation needs or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Community Kitchen Interns at

The $20,000 Soup Project Challenge

The $20,000 Soup Project Challenge Final Pitches and Empty Bowls:

Thursday March 5, 2015 in Bemis Great Hall

5-7 PM $20,000 Soup Challenge Final Pitch

7-9 PM Dessert Reception and Student Bands.

A Tentative Silent Arts Auction is Also Planned

The Soup Project is a recent collaboration between The Food Coalition and The Arts for Social Change Coalition at CC. Together, we're building on The Community Kitchen's 23 year legacy to imagine creative new ways of addressing poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Colorado Springs. Empty Bowls is an annual benefit addressing these topics.

This year, Empty Bowls is pleased to host the $20,000 Soup Project Challenge, which will fund student designed social innovation projects addressing poverty hunger and homelessness in the local community.  4 student teams will deliver their final pitch at Empty Bowls from 5-7 PM on Thursday March 5th immediately followed by a dessert reception and student bands from 7-9 PM afterwards.  Tickets are free, but options to make a financial contribution will be available. 

To RSVP, click here


For more information about The Soup Project Challenge please contact


Adison Quin Petti '11

Leadership Development Coordinator

The Collaborative for Community Engagement

Colorado College: Worner Center # 235 or 720-862-6126