Soup It Forward Day

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

You can give this nourishing soup to those friends who really need it or to those more disadvantaged than you. It’s also a good day to give your local food pantry cans of soup that they can then soup forward. A bowl of soup can not only nourish but it can also 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 other people by making, sharing, and donating soup. This organization was created in Calgary on March 3, 2009, and they created National Soup it Forward Day not long after. It’s 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.

  • The earliest archaeological evidence for soup dates back over 8,000 years.
  • National Homemade Soup Day falls on February 4th.
  • Americans consume more than 10 billion bowls of soup each and every year.

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 that 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 (2023)
March 3 Friday
Next year (2024)
March 3 Sunday
Last year (2022)
March 3 Thursday
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