March 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (FunFest from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
Rundlett Middle School, 144 South Street, Concord
SouperFest began as SoupFest, the brainchild (or heart-child) of “Mr. Jim” Kinhan, and was an event of the South Congregational Church Seniors to raise a little money for some in-house efforts and to bring people together. In year 4 Mr. Jim offered to connect the event with CCEH as a fundraiser. Due to its growing popularity as a community gathering, a new, larger space was found at Rundlett Middle School, and SOUPFest was expanded to include FUNFest, therefore becoming SOUPER!
This community-wide event now welcomes over 800 people for an afternoon FunFest including bouncy house, music and games, cotton candy, popcorn and more; and an evening SoupFest featuring delicious homemade soups, artisan breads and desserts. SouperFest raises public awareness of CCEH and our work to end homelessness in this community, while raising funds to support ALL of our important programs. We hope to raise $40,000 this year – Please Join Us!!
This picture of SouperFest founder, Jim Kinhan, and CCEH board member, Ellen Fries, captures so much about the spirit of SuperFest. Today’s guest on the Wake Up NH show provide the rest of the story. Please listen in while Peter St. James and Pat Kelly discuss SouperFest and CCEH with the guest: Tom Raffio- President & CEO #Delta Dental; Michael Leuchtenberger- Board Chair CCEH; Phil Emma-President #Merrimack County Savings Bank; Tom Dustin- Commercial Lending MCSB; and Greg Lessard- Dir. Development, #Concord Food Co-op & CCEH Board Member.
I believe strongly that Concord is an incredibly caring community. That we are all willing to step up and protect our most vulnerable citizens at some of the toughest times of crisis in their lives says a lot about who we are and what we represent here in Concord. The Coalition has been an incredible partner for the City of Concord as we try, as a community, to create and implement a Plan to End Homelessness. The Plan includes housing for the most vulnerable and a permanent Winter Shelter, and attempts to address the many facets of this serious issue. I am therefore pleased to have the opportunity to serve as the Honorary Chair and in that capacity, I ask you to please support SouperFest 2018.
Mayor Jim Bouley
Honorary Chair, SouperFest 2018
CCEH is impacting homelessness on so many fronts. We offer immediate assistance to people struggling with homelessness through our Resource Center, and we provide permanent housing for our most vulnerable neighbors through our Housing First Concord program. We are making Concord’s Plan to End Homelessness a reality, not just a dream.
CEH Executive Director