Providing healthy and nutritious meals to the elderly population of Harvard since 2013.
The Harvard Farmers Market’s Soup for Seniors (S4S) program began in 2013 in concert with the Harvard School Lunch Program and the Town of Harvard Council on Aging. The program’s mission is to provide healthy nutritious soups to senior citizens who may not have access to or the ability to prepare healthy meals.
During the colder months, Soup for Seniors purchases soups prepared and sold by the town’s beloved Chef Paul of the Bromfield School. Soups are purchased twice a month and all proceeds go to support the Harvard School Lunch Program. The Council on Aging provides S4S with names and contact information of S4S recipients.
The Soup for Seniors program is funded by private donations, community awards, and Harvard Farmers Market fundraising efforts. In it’s first season, S4S provided 105 containers of soup (about 315 meals). By the second season, the number of soups/meals delivered had increased by 40%. Every year the program evaluates how to increase funding, improve operations, and provide more meals to neighbors in need.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well. —Virginia Woolf
The number of soup deliveries is dependent on the total fundraising efforts for both the Harvard Farmers Market and the Soup for Seniors program specifically.
If you would like to support the S4S program, financial support can be made by donating online or mailing a check made payable to the “Harvard Farmers Market” at PO Box 307, Harvard, MA 01451. The Harvard Farmers Market is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
What can your donation buy?
- $10 buys 1 soup
- $35 buys 5 soups
- $100 buys 14 soups
- $250 is enough to purchase 2 soups per week per household for an entire season.
Please contact Kim Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-456-2721.