Even though the temperatures approached the 80 degree mark, the Culver community turned out last night for a piping hot bowl of soup. It was the annual Soup for the Soul promotion put on by sixth grade students at Culver Elementary.
This year, the proceeds will be going to the food pantries in all four counties that feed students into the Culver school system, as well as the Davis family in the Oregon-Davis system who have a youngster waiting on a medical procedure for which they need funding.
Missy Trent is a crucial part of the Soup for the Soul promotion.
“Every year it seems to grow,” said Trent. “Last year we added the t-shirts designed by the kids and this year we’ve added cups and spoons.”
Missy was asked where she got the idea for Soup for the Soul.
“One of our other teachers read about it in the South Bend Tribune where it was called Empty Bowls. I love to do service projects.”
Chuck Kitchell, Principal of Culver Elementary, said he, too, is impressed with the effort of the students who make and sell the bowls as well as help with the serving the soup.
“We see the kids everyday in school and we get to see some of the funny little things they do, but they come out here and take the project seriously and learned a lesson. They learn that it’s okay to give back for your community,” commented Kitchell.