COLORADO SPRINGS — The Peaks Peak United Way has teamed up with multiple local community groups to create Soup for the Soul, a mobile pantry operation for those in need.
Hundreds of people lined up at Mitchell High School on Thursday to get freshly prepared containers of soup and other food items from various Colorado Springs restaurants.
“Food has been one of the top requests into our 2-1-1 line. This new partnership will support families and local restaurants. Pikes Peak United Way is uniquely positioned to distribute the funds and the soup. We’re grateful to everyone for stepping up to make this happen so quickly,” said Cindy Aubrey, President and CEO of Pikes Peak United Way.
Almost 700 people were served including 1,500 freshly prepared containers of soup.
Some of the other local communty groups include The Richard Petritz Foundation, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Woodford, The Dakota Foundation, How2Hospitality, Infinity Shuttle and other donors.