Under-the-weather students at the University of Minnesota no longer have to wait out their sickness without their parents' warm, tasty soup. Hillel at the University of Minnesota has begun an initiative to provide students across campus with a free bowl of soup upon request.
All parents and students have to do is email SoupforU@ujews.com
and they'll have a bowl of soup delivered within two days. In addition to soup, students will receive a get well card, a booklet of jokes (because laughter is the best medicine), tea and honey to soothe their throats, vitamin water to replenish electrolytes, and tips on how to fight the common cold and flu from Boynton Health Center on campus.
According to Executive Director Sarah Routman: "Hillel created Soup for U because we're not just a Jewish center; we're a Jewish community center. We take pride in our positive interaction with all university students, faculty, and staff. Our students remind us every year that it can be a challenge to adjust to a new life on campus and a struggle to get through the stress of finals, roommate drama, or the dreary winter months. Soup for U is a direct result of these concerns. Sometimes, a bowl of steaming, hot soup and a friendly face can make all the difference!"