Stone Soup Corvallis Finds Temporary Spot to Continue Free Meals, Still Seeks Permanent

Stone Soup Corvallis has needed to find new digs to offer free meals – and for the moment, they have a new temporary lease at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis, at least until September 13. 

All the meals they had been offering at St. Mary’s Catholic Church will now be served at the new location each week. St. Mary’s needed the space for their school.  

The search for a new location started a few months ago – and even though the new spot is only assured until September 13, Stone Soup says there’s a possibility the lease may be extended.  

About Stone Soup 

For 42 years, Stone Soup Corvallis volunteers have prepared and served free hot nutritious meals to anyone who asks. They do this, seeking to serve in a manner that honors the dignity of each person. It’s a 365 day a year service.  

About their name 

Stone Soup is named for the children’s folk tale in which a pot that starts with only water and a stone is transformed into a delicious soup through the contributions of each community member.  This soup feeds hungry neighbors and those who contributed ingredients alike.    

Still seeking a permanent spot 

If you have ideas for a permanent meal site, please email their director at Alternatively, you can phone Elizabeth Jones, (970) 690-1285.  

We have to admit, as a newspaper, we are not objective about this. Stone Soup Corvallis is an absolutely local organization with a strong tradition of caring – their goal is nothing less than to prevent people in our shared community from going hungry.  

To learn more about Stone Soup and ways to get involved, or if you would like to know their meal schedule, please visit: 

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