Soup It Forward Day

National Soup It Forward Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to “soup it forward.” What does that mean? It means that while you’re making a pot of soup for your family, consider making another pot for those in need.

You can give this nourishing soup to friends who really need it or to those more disadvantaged than you. It’s also a good day to donate cans of soup to your local food pantry, which they can then soup forward. A bowl of soup can nourish and raise a person’s spirits, so on March 3rd every year, make sure to pass out those bowls of soup.

The History of National Soup It Forward Day

This holiday was first created by Soup Sisters—a non-profit charitable social enterprise that encourages people to provide comfort to others by making, sharing, and donating soup. This organization was founded in Calgary on March 3, 2009, and they created National Soup It Forward Day not long afterward. It has since been a holiday that has provided warm bowls of soup and comfort to people all over Canada and the U.S.

Interesting Facts About Soup

Below are some fun facts about soup. After all, if you’re going to make soup, you might as well know something about it.

Observing National Soup It Forward Day

Donating cans of soup to a local food bank or making a pot of soup for someone who needs it are just some of the ways people can observe this holiday. The point of this holiday is to do something for someone else by providing them with a nice bowl or pot of soup. People can spread the word about this holiday using #NationalSoupItForwardDay on their social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 3 Sunday
Next year (2025)
March 3 Monday
Last year (2023)
March 3 Friday
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