Feed ’em Soup to host spaghetti fundraiser

By Lupe Lopez

Feed ‘em Soup will host its second all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser Friday at it’s headquarters, 122 S. First St.

Feed ’em Soup is a privately funded community project. Its mission is to empower the community by providing all-you-can-eat meals to DeKalb residents once a week. They also have a clothing closet, shuttle service and children’s program.

“This is a great event to raise funds in order to continue feeding the citizens of DeKalb,” said executive director Derek Gibbs.

Tickets will be sold in advance or at the door for $10 each. There will be two seatings. Lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Children under 5 years old eat for free.

The chef will prepare traditional spaghetti with vegetarian friendly sauce and meatballs to add.

Feed ’em Soup provides a different style of service in comparison to other soup kitchens.

“It’s restaurant style, not the average soup kitchen,” Gibbs said. “We show people that this is exactly how we serve on Wednesdays the only difference is the $10 donation.”

Feed ’em Soup expects to increase its donations this year by serving more people.

“Last year we sold 350 tickets,” Gibbs said. “This year we’re hoping for 400.”

For more information, visit feedemsoup.org.