Above are The Soupie Cookbook principals celebrating the success of this unique fundraiser cookbook. Alan Graham, Founder and President of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, The Soup Peddler, and Soupies Kathy Ragland and Steve Stratakos were the forces behind the best-selling book in Book People for the month of December, 2004.
Wha? Yes, this little cookbook, with its handwritten family recipes donated by Soupies, a city-wide community cookbook, outsold Harry Potter, Hillary Clinton, and Lord knows what else during the heart of the holiday season at the #1 independent book store in the nation, raising over $4,000 for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, which provides services to the working poor and homeless.
In 2005, we did it again, this time raising thousands for Mobile Loaves and Fishes and also Paballo Ya Batho, a similar organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa.