This will be Jannalle Noller’s first Soup Lady trip.
“My daughter, when I emailed her she said, ‘uh, mother, you don’t like to cook.’ I said ‘no, but I love to clean up and I’m really good at organizing.’ So I figure I can do dishes. And I can ladle soup, you know?”
The Soup Ladies will use whatever supplies they find and then hand deliver meals right into the heart of the mess.
One meal, in the middle of devastation, becomes more than food.
“It’s a touch of normalcy. It just means that in spite of everything else going on in their life, they can share a meal with somebody,” said Soup Lady Sheila Lein.
And to share that meal on Thanksgiving – with strangers in need? It’s a recipe that warms the heart and soul.
“I’m just looking forward to it and I know wherever we go, we’ll leave some happy people,” said Lein.
There are about 40 Soup Lady volunteers, and the group is always looking for more. They also need financial help. If you would like to donate, visit www.soupladies.org.