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Sudbury 'soup sisters' cook up comfort for Genevra House

The kitchen facility at College Boreal will be hopping this weekend as volunteers with a new group called the Soup Sisters cook up 250 bowls of soup to deliver to a Sudbury women’s shelter.
A new volunteer group in Sudbury is hoping a warm bowl of soup will help women fleeing abuse to feel that they are not alone. (iStock)

The kitchen facility at College Boreal will be hopping this weekend as volunteers with a new group called the Soup Sisters cook up 250 bowls of soup to deliver to a Sudbury women’s shelter.

Kelly Louiseize belongs to Soup Sisters, a new volunteer group in Sudbury that hopes warm bowls of soup will help women fleeing abuse to feel that they are not alone.

"Soup is like hug in a bowl, it brings comfort,” she said. “In our history … it kept many families alive during those times. It has a great sense of home, it has a great sense of comfort and faith and trust.”

Kelly Louiseize is one of the people behind the idea to bring homemade soup to a Sudbury women's shelter. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

The Sudbury chapter is part the national Soup Sisters organization.

“It's an organization that we hope [will] gain momentum here in this city,” Louiseize said.

“It establishes a good bond between the soup makers within the kitchen and that obviously extends out to the Genevra House.”

Louiseize said the Soup Sisters plan to meet once a month to make soup for women and children staying at Genevra House in Sudbury.

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