SOUPort the End of Homelessness

Bread Drive Community Outreach

SOUPort Homeless Outreach

Because we believe in helping one another, the Kootenai Democrats are participating in a community event to benefit the homeless in our area. SOUPort the End of Homelessness is the inspiration of St Vincent de Paul North Idaho. They are organizing a “Soup Kitchen” at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds’ Jacklin Building on Thursday, November 16, 2017 to raise money for their programs. The event takes place from 11 am to 1:30 pm. You can buy a meal ticket for $12 at the event. The Kootenai Democrats’ Outreach Committee is holding a Bread Drive in support of this event. We invite you to contribute to this effort if possible.

Bread Drive

Our Community Outreach Bread Drive is an effort to bolster Democratic participation and visibility in our community. Our contribution of quality, artisan breads and butter will complement the 45 soups that will be available for sale at this popular contest. The meal price is $12 with proceeds supporting St Vincent De Paul’s homeless services. We are proud to be a supporter of this important cause.

The event organizer is Cathy Kraus. Cathy is our Community Outreach Chair. She currently has pledges and monetary support to supply 87 loaves of bread and butter for the event. If you are planning to donate bread, please email Cathy to organize either a time for delivery at her home or a possible pick-up on Monday, November 13. Cathy will also collect bread donations at the Central Committee that evening. Your bread donations should be sliced and wrapped for delivery to the event.

Thank you all for supporting this outreach opportunity. We are so excited to see the Kootenai Democrats get involved in this event. Be sure to stop by the fairgrounds on November 16 and SOUPort the End of Homelessness.

St Vincent DePaul North Idaho

The St Vincent de Paul North Idaho is the largest homeless serving agency in the region. Most importantly, it provides thrift stores, emergency shelters, transitional housing, affordable housing, a HELP Center and other services. For 70 years, its mode of operations has been to focus on collaboration and cooperation with other agencies to provide the best services to end suffering. St Vincent’s believes that by working together “the community” can accomplish so much more. By working with each other, we are truly “helping others, help themselves”.


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