Super soup sales as The Veg Shed do their bit for drought aid

The Veg Shed sold a lot of soup yesterday, with available staff under the pump as punters gave $300 towards that week’s chosen cause, the Aussie Farmers Foundation.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received,” The Veg Shed proprietor Judy Schinckel said.

“We sold out of soup at one point, and had to make another pot!”

The Veg Shed have soup for sale every Monday, with 100% of the profits going towards a different charity. They have raised money for charities and causes such as the Cancer Council, Beyond Blue, cystic fibrosis, motor neuron disease, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Variety, Stand Like Stone, and the Naracoorte Lucindale Community Care Network.

Usually these soup days get a fair fundraising amount, the average being between $120 to $150. But Judy believes that the Aussie Farmers Foundation got a massive response because the drought is something that keenly affects people.

“We’re alright, but it could happen to us, and we can only hope that other communities would be so generous,” Judy said.

“We’ve been very fortunate, but even other places in SA have drought, as well as New South Wales and Queensland.”

The Veg Shed have been very happy with the results, and Judy was proud of the staff for handling a hectic Monday.

One clear example of community kindness was a couple who came in and donated $50 and $100 respectively. They didn’t even want soup, they just wanted to donate to the cause.

“We have a very supportive and caring community here,” Judy concluded.

Overall, The Veg Shed has raised approximately $2000 for charities this year.