Hiram College

For 32 years, students, faculty, staff and the Hiram community have come together over a weekly meal of bread and soup to help those in need.

That tradition will continue throughout the Spring 2014 semester beginning Jan. 16.

Bread and Soup takes place from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday of the Spring 12-Week, in the Kennedy Center’s Dix Dining Hall.

The program allows students to elect to eat a simple meal of bread and soup in place of the normal entree at the main Dining Hall. Because the bread and soup costs less to prepare than typical meals, $1 is donated back to local charities and nonprofits, including the Nelson-Garrettsville Food Cupboard.

Bread and Soup began when the late Rev. Thomas Niccolls, former college chaplain, helped students put a program in place to help those in need, after an informal discussion on hunger that sparked an urge to do something about it.

The cost is $6 per person or one student meal swipe. One dollar per person gets donated to charity.