Be a Souperhero: Salvos campaign aims to raise money for Australians in need

Be a Souperhero: Salvos campaign aims to raise money for Australians in need

THE Salvation Army is calling for Western Australians to ‘Be a Souperhero’ next month and replace every meal with soup for a week.

The challenge will run from Monday July 25 until Sunday July 31, and aims to help Aussies in need.

Be a Souperhero will strive to raise $100,000 to help struggling families.

Souperheroes will seek donations from family and friends for their challenge and all funds raised will go directly to Salvos community service programs.

Celebrity chef Fast Ed (Ed Halmagyi) will take part in the challenge and will share special recipes that are suitable for all times of day, even breakfast.

“Soup is the unsung hero for families who are just trying to make ends meet,” Mr Halmagyi said.

“It’s a cheap, nutritious meal, and one batch of soup can feed a family for a few days.

“I’m really excited to be involved in Be a Souperhero and help those who have fallen on hard times.”

The Salvation Army’s Major Paul Hateley was thrilled to have Fast Ed’s support and encouraged others to take up the challenge.

“It’s easy to take for granted basic privileges like mealtimes however for many people in our local community, putting food on the table can be a real struggle,” Major Hateley said.

“Those experiencing financial stress need to look for ways to save money and often that impacts their food options and for these people, soup can be a hero.”

Be a Souperhero is open to people of all ages and families with children are encouraged to substitute just one meal a day with soup during the week.

Western Australians can register to Be a Souperhero or make a donation to the challenge by visiting the Souperhero website.