Thank you to all of our parish volunteers, like Stuart in Canterbury, who are organising a soup lunch. Sharing a soup lunch is a wonderful way to live our faith in action. As we join together for this humble meal we express our solidarity and support for our global brothers and sisters devastated by climate change, poverty and conflict.
Soup lunches provide an opportunity for prayer and reflection and it’s a chance to give practical help by raising money to support CAFOD’s amazing work.
Joining in friendship
Coordinating your soup lunch is easy. Follow these three easy steps to make a difference.
- Choose a venue with lots of space for you and your friends
- Recruit helpers to make different soups
- Invite friends and neighbours to share in solidarity with you
Finding the right recipe
There are so many recipes all over. Any soup will do. Your grandmother’s recipe that has been in the family for generations, or one you find online. Maybe you simply heat up a can. All of these options are the best ones. In case you need a little help we have a delicious carrot and coriander soup recipe for you.
Reflect with one another
This family fast day we are remembering and donating our money to families like Mahinur’s in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh climate change has left the land damaged due to cyclones and other natural disasters. Mahinur used to make her living off of catching fish but in May 2018 the river dried up. Mahinur told us: “There should be fish in the river now. It’s the right time of year. But there’s nothing.”
You can support Mahinur and families like hers by donating this Lent through a simple meal.