A fundraiser for the Gathering Place Soup Kitchen and Food Distribution Centre. Executive Director Dennis Chippa says Soup’s On is a highly competitive event and they’ll have atleast 20 different soups for people to check out.

“There’s 2 categories and those are the peoples choice and the judges choice. People can vote for commercial restaurant soups as well as non commercial entrants,” he says.

He says the event will be held at the Grande Event Centre from 11:30-2 on Friday.

Chippa says they hope to raise close to $7,000 and the money will support the soup kitchen’s operating costs.

Chippa says there’s a $10 dollar cost to try an unlimited amount of soup.

Chippa says they are quite busy.

“We’re still serving 100-120 people lunch and our dinners are going up as we’re getting more families coming in now that we’re at a larger location and have more space,” he says.

Chippa says they continue to raise funds to pay off their new facility too.

“We have donations coming in over the next two years but we still need $60,000 to finish the project off,” he says.

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