Soup Kits

Soup is delicious, nutritious, filling and, unfortunately, expensive. Soup Drives and Soup Kits help in two ways:

Usually the person leading this project provides the italicized items; each participant brings some of the other ingredients.  For an example of how to organize this project, click here to see the note a teacher sent to parents

Please note:
— Substitutions for the Rotel are not recommended.
— A 5 lb. bag of rice for 9 participants yields approximately 13 kits.  Thirty-six participants require a 20 lb bag of rice to make about 50 kits.

Soup Ingredients:
1 lb. bag of dried pinto beans
1 lb. bag of dried kidney beans
1 lb. bag of dried navy beans
1 lb. bag of dried great northern beans
1 lb. bag of dried garbanzo beans
1 lb. bag of dried black beans
1 lb. bag of dried green split peas
1 lb. bag of dried brown lentils
1 lb. box/bag of pearled barley
15 oz cans of tomato sauce (plain, not flavored, 1 per kit)
Cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with chilies (1 per kit)
white rice
salt
garlic granules
onion powder
poultry seasoning
bay leaves
beef bouillon cubes (2 cubes per kit)

Other items needed:
Copies of the soup recipe (1 per kit─Click here for the recipe.)
Snack-size zippered plastic bags (1 per kit for the seasoning packet)
Sandwich-size zippered plastic bags (2 per soup kit, one for beans and one for rice)
Gallon-size zippered plastic bags (1 per kit to package components of each kit)
Quart-size zippered plastic bags, if you’d like to donate any extra beans and rice
A large bowl for mixing beans
A bowl for loose rice
Measuring cups for bean mixture and for rice
Measuring spoons for seasonings


RICE STATION (Items:  rice, bowl, measuring cup, sandwich bags)
Directions:  Put 1 c of rice in each sandwich bag.

Note:  If donating extra rice, put 3 c (about 1 pound) of rice in a quart-sized bag.

BEAN STATION (Items: ingredients, large bowl, measuring cup, sandwich bags)

Directions:  Combine the following.  If necessary, mix the ingredients in batches.

1 lb. package of dried pinto beans
1 lb. package of dried kidney beans
1 lb. package of dried navy beans
1 lb. package of dried great northern beans
1 lb. package of dried garbanzo beans
1 lb. package of dried black beans
1 lb. package of dried green split peas
1 lb. bag of dried brown lentils
1 lb. box/bag of pearled barley

For each kit, put 2 c of bean mix in a sandwich bag.

Note:  If donating extra bean mix, put 3 c (about 1 pound) of rice in a quart-sized bag.

SEASONING STATION (Items:  ingredients, measuring spoons, snack bags)

For each seasoning packet, measure the following ingredients into a snack-sized zippered bag:

1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 bay leaves
2 cubes of beef bullion

ASSEMBLY STATION (Items:  tomato sauce, Rotel, packages of bean mix, packages of rice, packages of seasoning, recipe sheets, gallon bags.)

Each soup kit should contain the following items packaged in a gallon-sized bag.

1 can tomato sauce (15 oz.)
1 can Rotel tomatoes w/chilies
1 sandwich bag of bean mix
1 sandwich bag of rice
1 snack-sized bag of seasonings
1 recipe sheet (Click here for a printable version of the recipe sheet.)