If you’re concerned about the state of the world and are looking for a worthwhile charity to support in 2016, I’d like to introduce you to someone who feels the same way.
Her name is Barbara Abdeni Massaad and she’s from Beirut, Lebanon. Less than an hour’s drive from her home were Syrian refugees in dire straits, and it bothered her so much that she loaded her car with pots and vegetables and drove to their camp to make… soup. A movement was born.
That first car drive was last year. It led to her helping feed 50 families, and it begat a cookbook, Soup For Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity. The book features simple soup recipes from some of the world’s most famous chefs and food writers, and is illustrated with Ms. Massaad’s photos of the refugees she has met. And 100% of the profits is donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Soup for Syria is available on Amazon.com and through the movement’s website, http://www.soupforsyria.com/