FREE Soup and Game Night

 

:::FREE SOUP and GAMES NIGHT SCHEDULE:::2018-2019

 

SEPTEMBER 10th- COOP COMPOST- 

supporting the local economy through food and farms 


OCTOBER 1st - THE COMMUNITY NETWORK FOR CHILDREN 

 a hub of support systems for kids 


NOVEMBER 5th - The AMANDLA CHORUS 

 a 30 year old globally focused community chorus from Greenfield 


DECEMBER 3th- The GARDEN @ COOLEY DICKINSON

 a center for grieving children and teens


JANUARY 7th- The BRICK HOUSE in Turners Falls 

 Community resource center in Turners Falls 


FEBRUARY 4th THE SHEA THEATER 

Community arts center in Turners Falls  


MARCH 4TH  VOICES FROM INSIDE 

a writing group for incarcerated women

 

APRIL 1 FRIENDS OF THE NORTHFIELD DICKINSON LIBRARY

support and scholarships for a small, local public library


MAY 6th- FRANKLIN CO. GAY PRIDE PARADE!       

an LGBTQIA community celebration.



(*No Free Soup Nights in the summer- June-August)


 


 

 

 

FAQ’s

 

What is Free Soup & Games Night? 

 

Free Soup & Games Night (FS&GN) is a monthly benefit event held at Hope & Olive the first Monday of each month. People come and enjoy a free buffet of soups & breads, etc.  grab a drink from the bar if they wish, and sit down with friends to play games or chat. It is the intention of FS&GN to bring support to under-funded community organizations, and at the same time, to bring people together for a cheap and fun night out.

 

How Are Funds Raised? 
 

Those who wish to can make a donation to the organization of the month by adding to the donation jar, buying stuff from a bake sale, or raffle tickets… All of the bar proceeds are donated to the beneficiary, as are the tips from the volunteer bartenders. 

 

Where do the Soups & Breads come from? 


All of the food for the event is donated from many different café’s, restaurants, bakeries and stores in Franklin County. Anyone is welcome to donate. Some of the past contributors include the following:

 

The Wagon Wheel, Gill.

The People’s Pint

The Gill Tavern

The Rendezvous, Turners Falls

Green Field’s Market

Mesa Verde

Bread Euphoria

Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria

 

 

How Are the Beneficiaries Selected?


There are 11 Beneficiaries chosen each year and are selected by the partners of Hope & Olive.   Beneficiaries tend to be not for profit organizations, arts organizations, and social services that have lost funding or are otherwise falling through the cracks. We ask interested parties to write a letter stating who they are, and how the money raised will be used. Priority is given to Franklin County based groups, but all are welcome to apply.

We review the applicants and schedule a year at a time.