Soup’s On 2014

On a bright Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people lined up at Naperville Central Highschool for a different soup line.

The seventh annual Soup’s On event brought food vendors from the area to sample tastes of Naperville, and raise funds for three local charities- Hesed House, DuPage Pads and Loaves and Fishes.

Started up by the Rotary Club of Naperville, one hundred percent of the funds go completely to charity, in order to feed, clothe and give shelter to the less fortunate.

“It’s very important, even in an area that seems like it’s a fairly well to do area, there’s still a lot of people that are struggling,” said Karen Garlough, Co-Founder of Soup’s On.

Soup and other treats were on everyone’s plates, but it took many hours of hard work and dedication to keep that line moving.

“When it comes to our volunteer’s we couldn’t do it without them. At Hesed House we have about 6,000 volunteers and the Rotary Club, so we could not do this without the volunteers,” said Michael Cobb, Executive Director of Hesed House.

“I really enjoy it because its nice, just all the vendors from all throughout Naperville come here, and it’s for a great cause and I thought I would give back to the community by volunteering here,” said Riley Wiest, Soup’s On Volunteer.

Besides food, live entertainment and a silent auction also added to the fun.

Soup’s on has raised about $700,000 in the past, and hopes to raise about $150,000 through this event.

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