Hiram College

Bread and Soup

Come and share a simple meal together and help raise money for our Campus Day service projects and the local food banks! We are doing it a little different this year. We have added some lunch times, so you can enjoy Bread and Soup for lunch and dinner! Check out the dates and times below.


2020 Bread and Soup Dates and Times:

January 16th – March 5th

1/16– 5-7 pm

1/23– 12-1 pm

1/30– 5-7 pm

2/6– 12-1 pm

2/13– 5-7 pm (Habitat Auction)

 2/20– 12-1 pm

  2/27– 5-7 pm

  3/5– 12-1 pm

What is Bread and Soup?

Bread and Soup is an opportunity for students to help feed the hungry in our communities. One in six children go hungry in Portage County alone, and you can make the difference. By eating a simple meal together with your fellow students, faculty, staff, and community members, you can make a direct impact on those who go hungry in and around our state. For every meal purchased, one dollar goes towards helping the local community by providing meal boxes and hygiene packs.

How much does it cost?

  • Students simply use a meal swipe
  • Faculty, staff and community members pay $6 to partake in bread, soup, assorted fruits and beverages
  • Children 10 years and older pay full price
  • Children ages 3-9 years of age pay $3
  • Children under the age of two are free!

Come together to partake in a meal for a common cause – to feed those in need.


Bread and Soup History

students getting bread and soup from about 30 years ago

Since 1983, Hiram College has hosted an annual Bread and Soup meal each winter where students, faculty and community members can purchase a simple bread and soup meal on Thursday evenings in the Kennedy Center, eat in solidarity with those who have fewer food options than most of us, and benefit those in need in our community.