January is National Soup Month!

January is declared as the “unofficial” national soup month. With cold temperatures and chilly days, it’s the perfect time to celebrate and reminisce with us with a warm bowl of our healthy, hearty soup or chili. It’s one of America’s favorite comfort foods through the long, cold days of winter which makes January one of the best months to celebrate national soup month.

However, there are so many reasons to eat soup all year long. Just as soup nourishes the body, Women’s Bean Project has been nourishing women’s lives for almost 30 years by helping a woman thrive through our gourmet food manufacturing businesses. It’s more than a warm bowl of 10 Bean Soup.  It’s about changes, hope and life-long transformations for thousands of women struggling to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment.

Each product, created by the tireless hands of a woman in the Bean Project, is made with the highest quality ingredients and the highest quality of care. Each woman works in a transitional job to receive immediate income and support services to overcome barriers to employment. She learns the job readiness, interpersonal and life skills needed to create a brighter future for herself, her family, our communities and the economy.

When you eat a bowl of Women’s Bean Project’s soup or chili, you’re experiencing a breath of hope from the woman who, against all odds, built stepping stones to self-sufficiency and turned her life around.

Fun tidbits and facts about soup: 

  • Americans sip over 10 BILLION bowls of soup every single year.
  • Every year, 99% of all American homes buy soup – turning it into a $5 billion business.
  • The earliest evidence of our ancestors eating soup was about 6000 BC. And guess what kind of soup it was? Hippopotamus!
  • Who eats more soup?  Men or women? Well, for a typical lunch, women seem to be more than twice as likely to eat soup as men. Statistics say, 9.6% vs. 4.0%.

Help us celebrate the women at the Bean Project during National Soup Month this January by enjoying one of our 6 delicious soups and chili’s:

10 Bean Soup
Enjoy the rich collective blend that will build community at every gathering. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and envision the closest, most collaborative gathering possible. You’ll imagine it’s a soup with 1,000 beans, not just 10. A hint of spice gives it the rich flavor, and you’re invited to add meat and vegetables. There’s a spoonful of community with every serving.

Black Bean Soup
A classic, simple soup. Our black beans deliver an earthy soup hat’s both delicious and nutritious. While it’s cooking, the black bean’s hardy shell holds its shape and its rich inside cooks to a velvety mushroom taste.

Spicy Split Pea Soup
As flavorful and fragrant as the name suggests. The unique blend of curry and coriander spice up this otherwise sweet and creamy soup. Healthy too – rich in fiber, iron and protein, as well as being low in fat. The humble pea never fails to please the palate.

Old Fashioned Chili
Everything old is new. You’ll love the comfortable, homey flavor of this red bean chili. Mildly spiced with cumin and chili pepper, it tastes even more like home when served with our Golden Cornbread.

Firehouse #10 Chili
How hot is hot? See for yourself with our spicy combination of chipotle and crushed red pepper three-bean chili. It’s a kick and perfectly named for our building, the old Denver Fire Department Firehouse #10.

Lentil Soup
With a recipe created by the Food Network television chef, Giada DeLaurentiis, this combination of Italian spices and herbs surprise your palate and rounds out our soup offerings. Mangia!

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