The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba is preparing to host its annual Stone Soup Week.  

This annual event is in support of meal and snack programs across the province. 

“Stone Soup is an event that people get excited about each year. It’s a fun event where the community can come together to taste soup and be part of something larger - supporting the schools in our communities," said CNCM chairperson Wendy Bloomfield. “We are thankful that restaurants and community sponsors are once again supporting our province-wide event!

With the recent announcement from the province and investment in a universally accessible school meal/snack program, the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba will be supporting almost 400 school meal and snack programs across the province. These programs are accessed by more than 50,000 students each day from kindergarten to grade 12.

“The school programs who CNCM works with continue to be faced with increasing food costs and increased needs from the students participating,” said Bloomfield.

The week-long event will see participating restaurants create a signature soup and donate $1 for each bowl sold to CNCM. 

“Funds raised from this event will stay in Manitoba to directly support school meal and snack programs."

The event also features an online portion, where the public can go online and find a map of participating restaurants. They can also cast a vote for their favourite soup. 

Stone Soup 2024 runs from March 11-17.