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The soup's on in Halifax! Soup Sisters Halifax launched February 4, 2014 with a wonderful group of 30 inaugural Halifax soup-makers who chopped and diced over 200 servings of nourishing soup for Bryony House.

Prior to the mid seventies, no formal services for abused women and children existed in Halifax. A group of concerned women came together to explore the possibility of more formalized supports and services, resulting in a study on women leaving violence. The results of the study highlighted the extent of abuse in which women and children were living and recognized the lack of available resources in the community.

The group formed the Halifax Transition House Association and opened Bryony House in 1978, the first transition house in Nova Scotia. As a non-profit organization, it provides 24 hour emergency services for women, with or without children, escaping intimate partner violence. Bryony House is a 24-bed shelter and continues to be the only transition house in the Halifax Regional Municipality, whose sole mandate is to help those affected by intimate partner violence.

Kitchen Door Catering is the creation of Chef/Owner Patty Howard who studied at Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island and worked her way from Alaska to Chicago and Ottawa to Halifax. Kitchen Door Catering focuses on hand-crafted food, never processed, fresh & locally inspired.

The open-style kitchen in Bedford showcases their professional kitchen and is a wonderful place to come together and enjoy delicious and nutritious chef crafted food. Soup Sisters is thrilled to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Kitchen Door Catering in support of Bryony House.

Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers charge a $55 participation fee per person to cover the expenses of ingredients for the soups, the venue, equipment, supervision, and a Chef or professional facilitator. This ensures that the finest ingredients possible are used every time for the women's shelter. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants. Each event produces approximately 150-250 servings of fresh soup that sustains your local shelter with nourishing and nurturing soup each month.

For more information or to book a soup making event contact halifax@soupsisters.org

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Warming hearts... one bowl at a time

Soup Sisters is an innovative social marketing and community building program that is 100% volunteer driven and creates opportunity to dialogue with thousands of new people to raise awareness about family violence.

Groups across the country have been able to transform their contributions into a meaningful experience and a tangible way to give at our soup making events.



Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is operating over 30 events in 25 cities across Canada and the US every month. Hundreds of community people are coming together across the country each month to produce over 10,000 servings of home-made, nurturing and nourishing soups for women, children and youth in crisis.

Since March 2009, Soup Sisters has provided over 1.5 million servings of soup to more than 40 shelter recipients and there is a growing network of over 50,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants nationwide.

Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a registered not-for-profit organization and donations are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.

Charitable Business Number: 82827 6915 RR 0001.