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Island Grill serving up soup to those in need

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 6:00 AM
These little ones are enjoying the visit by the Island Grill team.
Island Grill team members serve up soup for residents of Parade Gardens.
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It's been over five years since Island Grill established the 'Soupaah Pot of Love' initiative with over 180 projects and more than 10,000 cups of soup donated to date.

This year has already got off to a good start with staff taking the time out to distribute hundreds of cups of soup to establishments such as Food For The Poor and schools across the country. On Saturday, June 18, the team cooked up freshly made soup and festival to serve over 100 individuals in Parade Gardens, downtown Kingston. This comes as a continued act of support towards the grass-roots street art collective known as Paint Jamaica, which has been transforming the visual landscape of the community through street art.

Many smiles were exchanged with the Island Grill Ocean Boulevard restaurant team and children from the community of Parade Gardens. This is Island Grill's second time getting involved with Paint Jamaica. Paint Jamaica not only seeks to uplift the communities through art, but it also wants to create the Caribbean's largest street-art space.

The Island Grill brand has always attempted to extend its role beyond the restaurant walls by donating to those in need. Aside from the Soupaah Pot of Love projects, the company also undertakes a Christmas Cup donation drive towards Mustard Seed Communities.

"Our Soupaah Pot of Love also allows us to partner with many other groups, such as the police, who in the past requested Island Grill's assistance, and have been there with our staff to serve up our yummy soup. I love those community partnerships," said Thalia Lyn, CEO of Island Grill. "As a Jamaican brand, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity by supporting everything Jamaican, be it partnering with local farmers or serving those in need by food donations. As a socially responsible business, our philosophy has always been 'eat good, live good', but equally important is the idea to 'do good'."

If you would like Island Grill to do a Soupaah Pot of Love project in your community, organisation or school, email talkinredpeppa@islandgrillja.com. All requests require a minimum

four-week notice.