Good Neigh­bor Bean Soup Mix sale set for Satur­day

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

The Ne­wark Area Wel­fare Com­mit­tee’s Good Neigh­bor Day bean soup sale is a lo­cal tra­di­tion that dates back decades.

That tra­di­tion re­turns Satur­day, when dozens of vol­un­teers will fan out across Ne­wark to sell the soup mix to raise money for the ven­er­a­ble non­profit.

The sale is a sig­na­ture fundraiser for NAWC, which uses the pro­ceeds to help those in need by pro­vid­ing Christ­mas food boxes, new shoes and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for util­ity bills, rent, pre­scrip­tion medicines and other ne­ces­si­ties of life.

“We are a com­mit­tee of vol­un­teers who work to help Ne­wark res­i­dents and neigh­bors who need a help­ing hand,” or­ga­nizer Katie Hughes ex­plained dur­ing last year’s event. “Help us be able to help our neigh­bors.”

Sold for $4 a bag, the soup mix in­cludes 11 kinds of beans, bought in bulk and mixed to­gether by NAWC vol­un­teers.

The soup mix will be avail­able out­side Ne­wark Nat­u­ral Foods, the Col­lege Square Acme and the Sub­ur­ban Plaza Acme from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It also will be sold out­side the Na­tional 5 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.newarkareawel­fare.org.

NE­WARK POST PHOTO BY JOSH SHAN­NON

Myrt Davies and Joe DeMarco sell Good Neigh­bor Bean Soup Mix out­side the Acme in Sub­ur­ban Plaza last year.

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