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Traverse City Restaurants Come Together To Raise Money For Ukraine, And Local Organizations

The Traverse City community rallied together Monday night during their annual “Soup and Bread” fundraiser, the first one since the pandemic.

All proceeds from the event went to the Cherryland Humane Society, the Ukraine crisis, and Friends of TCAPS.

“I think they chose really well-rounded groups,” said Reid Nelson, a Traverse City resident. “They always do a great job, and they’re choosing groups they can make a direct impact on.”

For each “Soup and Bread,” local restaurants serve free soup to people, in hopes of raising donations.

“Anything that we can do to help is important,” said Emily Stewart, owner and chef at Modern Bird. “What we’ve seen here, is that even making food and starting local, can have bigger affects than just what you serve here on a single night.”

Gary Jonas, owner of Little Fleet, said the charities are always well-thought out and picked for a reason.

“Everything that happened with the puppy situation there, the Cherryland Humane Society, is really important to us,” he said. “Then, there’s the TCAPS is what we’re raising money for as well, and then obviously Ukraine.”