Student-led 'Bread for the Apple' to Raise Money for NYC Soup Kitchen

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, Augustana students will be hosting a series of bake sales and collecting donations for New York City’s Trinity Lutheran Church, a soup kitchen on the lower eastside of Manhattan that serves some 1,000 meals to people in need each week.

Dubbed “Bread for the Apple,” the effort is led by student members of Serving and Learning Together (SALT) along with students on the Viking Days CommitteeCampus Ministry and Residence Life teams.

“A meal for one individual costs about $2. We want to be able to help as many people as we can,” said senior Jackie Miles, vice president of SALT. “Our goal is to raise $7,500.”

Donations will be accepted during Chapel services and at “Bread for the Apple donation spots” located inside the residence halls.

The bake sales will be held outside the Chapel of Reconciliation following worship on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12

Other  A.C. - N.Y.C. Events Include:

  • "Words of Art," an interactive exhibition in Augustana's Siverson Lounge commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
  • Themed "A Viking State of Mind," Viking Days 2011 will celebrate all things New York.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations