The Geography Soup Kitchen
For Green Mary week the ‘Geography Greens’ ran a lunchtime soup kitchen, raising funds for the Whitechapel Mission.
Team member Kate Amis came up with the idea and had no trouble persuading four volunteers to bring in a home-made soup of the day. Not only did this bring attention to the homeless people supported by the work of the Whitechapel Mission, but also it highlighted the benefits of sustainable vegetarian eating.
Tasty soups served in the School of Geography were: Tomato, Pea and mint, Butternut squash, Leek and potato (including leeks from one of the Queen Mary allotment plots) and Carrot & coriander. Bread was also provided, some of it home-baked by geography staff.
Comments overheard included ‘I’m souper-excited about this’, ‘This is the best part of the day’, ‘Can we do this every week?’ and Head of School Professor Alison Blunt said ‘Speaking personally, I have enjoyed the best lunches this week that I have had for a long time, and also really enjoyed talking to lots of people in the common room!’
£121 was raised for the Whitechapel Mission – a successful week-long event!