New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are hurting. We see it from our windows, because our offices are here in Staten Island.
We know that relief efforts will be needed for weeks and months to come.
We’re making a small contribution by serving free, hot bowls of soup to anyone in need on Staten Island from our SoupTruck. We plan to continue. As the weather gets colder, the need will grow.
If you want to make a contribution to help us continue, we appreciate it and so will those we help.
A $10 donation helps us feed approximately 15 people.
Please donate whatever amount you can to our non-profit organization, Al’s Feed The Hungry Foundation.
Al’s Feed the Hungry Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization launched by The Original SoupMan in 2005. Al’s Feed The Hungry Foundation donates funds and soup to local hunger charities, including soup kitchens and food pantries.
Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Reggie Jackson, an equity partner in The Original SoupMan and long-time brand ambassador, serves as chairman of Al’s Feed The Hungry Foundation.
We greatly appreciate your support. And we are awed by the strength and resiliency of our neighbors.
To volunteer your time to this effort, please email Marcus Crawford at email@example.com
JANUARY 5, 2012
TAVARES — The Original Soupman of New York — made famous for its innovative recipes and fresh ingredients and immortalized by the catchphrase “No soup for you” from the TV sitcom Seinfeld — helped deliver a special holiday treat to families at Tavares Elementary.
At the behest of basketball great Shaquille O’Neal, who joined Soupman, Inc. as partner, brand champion and advisor last year, the expanding restaurant sent a shipment of frozen soups to help feed families at Tavares Elementary.
“[Orange County Sheriff’s Office Capt.] Sandy Carpenter and his assistant Jo Ann came to Tavares Elementary where the truck arrived, and helped me disburse soups to some of our families in need,” said Leonora Rossodivito, Family & School Liaison at Tavares Elementary. “What an awesome time we had!”
In addition to the soup donation, Shaquille O’Neal invited some Tavares Elementary students to ride the Shaq-tacular Christmas Parade Float at the Tavares Christmas Parade. The float followed Shaq’s Motorcycle.
JANUARY 11, 2012
TAVARES — “No soup for you!” is one of the most iconic phrases from the old “Seinfeld” TV series.
But the Original SoupMan of New York delivered the opposite message recently in Lake County.
The popular Big Apple eatery made famous by Al Yeganeh —the inspiration for the “Soup Nazi” character on “Seinfeld” — recently sent a shipment of frozen soups to help feed families of Tavares Elementary School students.
According to the school district, the gesture came about because of basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, who has made several appearances in Lake County since his retirement. O’Neal last year joined SoupMan Inc. as partner, brand champion and adviser.
A friend of O’Neal’s, Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Sandy Carpenter, and Carpenter’s assistant Jo Ann Taylor, helped hand out the soup to families in need, according to Leonora Rossodivito, family & school liaison at Tavares Elementary.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT SOUP ON THE TABLE.
Started in 2005, and led by Reggie Jackson, the American icon and Hall of Famer, Al’s Foundation donates a portion of every purchase to feeding those in need. We also donate every time a new Original Soupman restaurant is opened. So far we’ve fed more than 50,000 people.
November 11, 2011