Soup for the Soul raises funds for Community Food Bank


Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island invited the local community to their third annual “Soup for the Soul” fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3, with the proceeds benefitting the Community Food Bank of Salem United Methodist Church.

“Soup for the Soul” combined a soup sale and bake sale into one afternoon. Local restaurants donated the signature soups and fresh baked goods that were available for purchase during the fundraiser. Participating restaurants included Just Hooked, the Cove at Bayside, Matt’s Fish Camp, Yellowfins Bar & Grill, Mio Fratello, Catch 54, One Coastal, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli and Sweet Dispositions.

Brandywine Living chefs and residents also prepared their own favorite soups to contribute to the cause. Additionally, Sweet Stems Florist Shop donated fresh flowers for display.

“We are so grateful for the support from our local community that makes this annual event possible. Brandywine Living looks forward to continuing to support local families in need through the Community Food Bank,” said Christine Warrington, director of community relations and operations manager of Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island.

Dottie Campbell, Community Food Bank coordinator for the last 23 years, was also onsite with volunteers and baked goods.

Becky Gutshall, daughter of a resident at the community and event volunteer, said, “Soup for the Soul at Brandywine was truly an enjoyable day for the whole community! I had so much fun volunteering at this event interacting with the residents and patrons, besides raising funds for a great cause. I hope to participate every year in such a caring community.”

More than $1,000 was raised at the event and presented to the Community Food Bank of Salem United Methodist Church. The proceeds will assist local families experiencing financial hardship this holiday season.