If you know me, you know that I have a passion for philanthropy and volunteerism within our local community and so I'm really excited to share this news with you all.
As of this week, the first for-profit restaurant that will donate 100% of its profits to a non-profit organization has opened in Philly. Rooster Soup Co. is the collaboration of Federal Donuts' fried chicken-and-donuts purveyor and Broad Street Ministry's Hospitality Collaborative and is an all-day luncheonette.
It's goal is simple, but also inspiring: "to prove that when the interests of for-profit companies and philanthropic organizations are united in addressing common problems, real social change can happen".
So, how does it work? The purpose is to prevent food waste while being a sustainable funding source. Federal Donuts is providing the leftover chicken and bones that aren't utilized on their menu to allow Rooster Soup to put together a delicious variety of soups with the nourishing broth. The menu will also include tasty southern-inspired recipes, such as Egg and Cheese Biscuits, Cornbread and Sausage Waffles and Sticky Buns (and that's just a sampling of breakfast!).
About Broad Street Ministry's Hospitality Collaborative
We've learned from some of our former charity partners that the homelessness problem in Philadelphia is one of the worst in the nation. The BSM helps Philadelphians to meet basic human needs, but also to encourage them to move forward with their lives by providing them with nutritious meals, clothing, personal care items, a mailing address, etc.
Right now, Broad Street Ministry's Hospitality Collaborative is offering 7 meals, six days a week for their guests who are seated by a host and served a three-course meal (prepared by a professional kitchen crew and served by volunteers) table side. In 2016 alone, 76,000 meals were served.
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