Excerpt from CBC News
Soup was on at CBC Hamilton on Tuesday as the Living Rock kicked off its 11th annual Soupfest campaign.
Living Rock, an organization in downtown Hamilton that helps at-risk youth, and its volunteers served up three soups to give people a taste of what they can expect at the actual Soupfest event, which takes place Feb. 6 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.
Last year the event raised more than $72,000 for the Living Rock, selling more than 5,000 people 110 litres of soup.
Lawyer Robert Hooper, one of the Soupfest sponsors, said he’s involved with the Living Rock because of the positive impact its work has on the community. “There are lots of youth that need that hand to help push them up a bit, and that extra word of encouragement.
“Let’s not forget that anyone who walks into that [Living Rock] building is going to be the future of this city.”