Guests are invited to a formal dinner and pay for a three course meal but only receive soup and bread.


In the words of David Heward, Chairman of Community Services, Rotary Club of Hemel Hempstead, which held a frugal supper last spring:

'It was a really humbling experience for everyone there, I think. We were all dressed up for a formal dinner but eating only soup! It really makes you think about the contrast between our lifestyle – things we take for granted like being able to go out for a nice meal – and the lives of those who are so grateful just to have a bowl of soup. We raised £900 through the supper and it's for such a good cause – helping those people who need that bowl of soup to survive, and giving them much more – the chance to get back on their feet and have a "normal" life again.'


If you are part of a faith or community group, you may be able to hold a frugal supper in your meeting place. Alternatively, approach a local hotel and ask them to host. All that is left to be done is provide soup and bread for your guests and maybe some entertainment.

Call Sam on 01923 227 132 or email rpalmer@newhope.org.uk if you would like to know more.