Last Night’s Soup Run tells a tale of compassion and love via a collection of emails by Despina C. Kartson, Founder and President of Philoxenia. The emails summarize the highlights of monthly visits to New York City where volunteers feed and clothe the hungry and homeless.
Through these monthly Soup Runs over the last 10 years, the group has served more than 10,000 meals to their guests on 33rd Street. In these pages, you will learn about real people with real challenges. They are just like the rest of us, but they’re often unseen — passed over and lonely.
These first-person accounts offer a glimpse into the lives of those struggling every day with poverty and hunger. Despina has compiled those emails and accompanying comments from members of the outreach into Last Night’s Soup Run to inspire others to help the hungry and homeless. Whether it’s sharing one meal or starting your own Soup Run you can pass on this tradition of compassion, dignity, and love. Her hope is that the compassionate among us continue to love them and feed them until none who walk among us are hungry or homeless.
By purchasing this book, you are helping the very people you’re reading about: All proceeds go to Philoxenia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides funding for organizations that feed the hungry and care for the homeless.