Host your own Fundraiser! The East Soup Side Soup Kitchen depends on the support of the community to continue making a positive impact. Consider hosting your own fundraiser at your school, church, camp, or among friends and family. We are happy to help with brainstorming ideas!
You can organize a food drive or penny drive.. If you or your group want to have a food drive we take canned foods (the larger the can, the fewer we have to open). Please stick to the basics like green beans, corn, peas, mixed vegetables, spaghetti sauce, etc. Packaged cookies are also great for the After School Meal Program.
February - Souper Bowl Sunday - First Sunday in February. We ask churches and/or youth groups to have people in the church foyer with empty soup pots and ask members for a dollar donation for the soup kitchen.
June - ESSK Annual Golf Outing - Monday, June 18th, Saginaw Country Club This outing begins with a continental breakfast and registration at 8:00 a.m. Play commences at 9 a.m. The fee is $125 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, refreshments on the course, lunch and an awards ceremony.
We are in need of sponsorships (numerous opportunities are available from $100 to $1000) to help with the success of the event. Proceeds benefit both the Soup Kitchen's lunchtime meal program and After-School Program for area children.
More information is available by calling (989) 755-3663 or (989) 284-3549.
October - Michigan Sampler - October 15, TBD, Saginaw MI
MICHIGAN SAMPLER is a special benefit for the East Side Soup Kitchen held in October at the Castle Museum in Saginaw, MI. Featured will be an assortment of Michigan products, gourmet appetizers, a wine tasting, silent auction and entertainment. It all takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The tickets are $50.00 per person and are available from Dawn at the Soup Kitchen or any Board Member.
Please join us for an evening of fun and support a great cause!
November/December - Annual Holiday Appeal card mailed to donors.