At Stone Soup Catering we believe that meaningful work and whole, fresh foods are two essential components of a healthy life.
We combine the two by training and hiring program participants from the Saint John Learning Exchange, providing them living wage employment to prepare a varied menu of healthy, tasty, un-processed meals and snacks.
Revenue from Stone Soup is used to support the no-fee education and employment services of the Learning Exchange.
Our name, Stone Soup, refers to the legend of weary travellers with nothing but a pot of water and a stone. When they asked villagers for food the response was “No”, but when they began to ask for contributions of specific ingredients to make a soup to be shared, they soon had everything they needed to prepare a hearty meal for the whole village.
Our achievements are also linked to our talented, generous community and their willingness to contribute to, and share in, the recipe for our success.