Big Soup Share

Whizz up your home-grown veg and turn them into soup to enjoy with others!

In the green box you'll find a host of downloadable resources to help you take part. You can also register your interest to take part in the Big Soup Share 2020! 

What is the Big Soup Share?

The Big Soup Share is a chance to celebrate the people who make up your community by donating ingredients or harvesting your crops, whizzing them up into a delicious soup and sharing it out with others.

This year you may want to host a Soup Share within your community, following government guidelines, or you might want to extend a digital invitation and share your soup over skype.

After your event, we would love you to share your pictures and stories with us so we can see what you got up to! 

On this page you’ll find lots of resources and activities to help you make your Big Soup Share extra special.

Who can take part?

Anyone! We would like invite everyone to take part, whether you grow your own veg or you set up a community donation station. As long as you're bringing people together to share delicious food, you can use your Soup Share to suit your needs.

When can you host an event?

This year the Big Soup Share will take place between Monday 5 October and Sunday 11 October 2020. You can use our online and printable resources to start planning, or to host your own unofficial Soup Share event whenever you like.


Why should you take part?

This year we have seen communities pull together and help each other and we want to celebrate! We see the Big Soup Share as a chance to celebrate all the kindness that has been shown throughout this unprecedented time.
You can also use your Big Soup Share to: 

  • Create or strengthen links with your local community
  • Find new volunteers willing to help with your garden, and thank those that already do!
  • Promote your school garden to the rest of your school, group or community
  • Use our resources to help plan for your event and help you with what to do afterwards
  • Promote healthy eating to others
  • Raise funds by asking for donations towards the soup or by selling plants, cakes etc.
  • Gain press coverage by inviting your local paper or radio station along to your event
  • Put the work you do to run the event towards your Level 5 application in the School Gardening Awards and become an RHS Five Star Gardening School, as well as earn £200 in Gardening Gift Vouchers (if your celebration includes the local community)

You can use your Big Soup Share event to achieve whatever goal you like but ultimately we just want you to have fun! 
For some inspiration, what not have a look at what our members have done for #SoupShare in the past.


Take part in 2020...

The Big Soup Share is back, but this year things will be a little different!

Whether you want to host a socially distant Soup Share or get together for a dish digitally, we'll have a whole heap of resources to help you on the way. As well as helpful resources and activities, there will be a fun filled line-up of online goodies for you to enjoy throughout the week from the comfort of your own home!

Click the button below to add yourself to our mailing list and we'll keep you in the soup loop.

Register your interest


We've got four fab new recipes for you to try:

Here are two of the recipes from last year that you can download and try for yourselves:

We've won awards!

Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards