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The next meeting of the SSSNA is February 15 at 7:00 PM. The rescheduled program from our January meeting includes Dr Lindenbaum from UPMC Urgent care Center, Zone 3 Police, and Councilman Bruce Kraus. The meeting is held in the main lounge of St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. in the south Side Slopes.
Last year's event far exceeded expectations, raising over $20,000 and more than 1,000 canned food items for The Brashear Association Food Pantry. This is a wonderful event that showcases the South Side neighborhood and a great opportunity for South Side residents and local business owners to work together for a good cause.
A large event such as this takes a lot of time and energy, which is why we're reaching out for volunteer support. Right now, we're specifically in need of Soup Captains. The Soup Captain acts as the onsite manager at each of the soup stops overseeing volunteers, checking in contest attendees, and monitoring soup and other supplies. In addition, the Soup Caption will be the direct point of contact for the event management staff. The Soup Captain must be present at the retail location for the duration of the event and are integral to the management and success of the event.
Below is a link to WQED OnDemand, who did a feature on last year's event. The short video provides further information about the contest and the Brashear Association's Food Pantry.
If you're interested in being a Soup Captain this year, please contact me. There will be a Soup Captain Orientation meeting on Wednesday, February 16th at 6pm at the Brashear Association, where we will go into further detail. If you aren't able to be a Soup Captain but would still like to volunteer, please let me know. We have many duties available for our volunteers. Any time that can be offered is greatly appreciated!
For more information about the South Side Soup Contest, please visit www.southsidepgh.com.
Thank you for your time,