Soup it Forward campaign: UP Student Governance Unit and Pure Café partner to provide soup to students

Posted on May 17, 2024

The University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Student Governance Unit has partnered with Pure Café on its Hatfield Campus to launch the Soup it Forward campaign, which will provide students in need with nourishing cups of soup during the cold winter months from May to August. The meals will be available to students who have been placed on UP’s Student Nutrition and Progress Programme (SNAPP). Students who wish to be considered for the SNAPP should contact [email protected]

How it works

Soup purchase: Every time a customer purchases a bowl of soup at Pure Café UP, a portion of the proceeds will go directly towards sponsoring a free cup of soup for an underprivileged student. So, when you buy a cup of your favourite soup, you’re also helping someone in need to stay warm and nourished.

Direct donations: Pure Café has made it even easier for its customers to make a difference. Simply scan the QR code available at the café, and for every R10 donated another cup of soup will be sponsored for a student facing food insecurity.

Distribution: Pure Café will then donate soup vouchers to the Department of Student Affairs, and these vouchers will be distributed to students enrolled in SNAPP. Students can then redeem the vouchers at Pure Café for a cup or bowl of soup.

Spreading the word

The Student Governance Unit and Pure Café invite the entire University community – students, staff, and faculty – to support the campaign. Here’s how you can help:

  • Purchase soup at Pure Café: Every bowl of soup you enjoy contributes to this heartwarming initiative.
  • Make a donation: Scan the QR code available at the café to make a direct donation.
  • Spread the word: Share the Soup it Forward campaign on your social media platforms to help create a buzz and raise awareness about the campaign.

Enquiries about this initiative must be sent to [email protected]

- Author Department of Student Affairs's Student Governance Unit

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