Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus

Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus 2560 1707 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Stone Soup

Last week, your food bank distributed nearly 200,000 pounds of fresh carrots, onions, and potatoes. These vegetables happen to be the base ingredients of the famous story of Stone Soup. This folk story shows the value of sharing and feeding the hungry. The story begins with some travelers entering a city with nothing but an empty cooking pot and a few stones. The travelers fill the pot with snow and the stones. A few villagers are kind enough to start a fire for the soup. As the fire melts the snow, more villagers become curious and ask these travelers what they are doing. The travelers simply state that they are making stone soup, a delicious soup that simply needs a few onions to make it perfect. As more villagers step forward to inquire about the stone soup, more ingredients are added. It doesn’t take long before the most scrumptious soup has been made and all partake of it.

We see this story replicated daily in Southwest Florida. With each family that receives from our food distribution programs, they enjoy a type of stone soup. Our modern-day version of Stone Soup has an identical cast: the hungry, the donors, the food producers, and volunteers all pitching in to make something nourishes and satisfies.

Thank you to all who are providing the ingredients to ensure that no one has to go hungry.

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