Soup & Bread

Soup & Bread

DJ Kim Soss

Hideout InnChicagoIL
Soup and Bread is a community meal and hunger-relief fundraiser based at the Hideout in Chicago.

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting colder, the nights are getting darker — and Soup & Bread is right around the corner. We will return to the Hideout on Wednesday, January 8 and run through April 1, bringing you weekly doses of warm soup and sociability to launch you into the next decade. This is our twelfth year of Soup & Bread, which, honestly, is a little hard to believe. You’re all so grown up now! Where do the years go?

Even harder to believe: since we plugged in our first handful of thrift-store crockpots in 2009 we have raised approximately $90,000 in donations for Chicago’s neighborhood food pantries and hunger-relief organizations. Ninety thousand dollars. That’s not a typo — and it’s all come from you, dear readers and eaters, with every wadded-up $5 bill you drop into the bucket.

Over thirteen weeks this winter we aim to break the six-figure barrier, and with your help we are confident we can do it. As ever, we’ll be in the cozy back room of the Hideout every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 with an ever-changing array of soups, and bread from Publican Quality Bread. Kids are welcome, just don’t send them over without a parent or guardian. And of course it’s always pay what you can — give one dollar or one hundred, you are all welcome to join us and fill your bowls. So spread the word far and wide, friends, and if you’d like to get on the schedule to cook, please read this FAQ and then email us at

Venue Information:
Hideout Inn
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60642