Soup for you!

Phil Briggs
August 02, 2018 - 2:40 pm

Dreamstime/Briggs Illustration


Remember Seinfeld's classic skit about the "Soup Nazi?"

The grumpy chef, Yev Kassem, played by Larry Thomas required his customers order his wildy popular soups a specific way. When Elaine, George and Jerry failed the observe the proper protocol, the chef would bark, "No soup for you!"

Well, for veterans in a New Jersey town, there will be soup ... for free!

The Original Soupman's "Soup for Troops" is a non-profit foundation is providing, you guessed it, free soup for veterans and their families. 

"Veterans face many unique challenges in this country, and we want to make sure putting food on the table is not one of them," explained Joe Hagan, Gallant Brands President.

The program started back on July 4, when the "Soup for Troops" program began in in Nutley, NJ,  a town with about 3,000 veteran residents. The program donated soups and donated them to local veterans and their families. 

"It's always great when a company like this steps up to do something for our veterans," said Courtney Johnson, Director of Nutley Department of Military Affairs.

Now, without the strict rules enforced by Seinfeld's Chef Kassem, Nutley veterans can receive flavors like:

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Shrimp Bisque
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Gluten-Free Lentil
  • Chicken Gumbo
  • Crab and Corn Chowder

The Soup for Troops program hopes the initiative in Nutley will serve as scalable model to support veterans through partnerships on a national level. 

For more information on the Soup for Troops program click here.

Whether you're a New Jersey veteran or just a fan of soup, try to remember the plight of George Costanza.

If your order does not include bread, don't say anything ...  it's best not to anger the chef.