Left to right: Hillsboro Hops General Manager K.L. Wombacher; Jennifer Katches; Beaverton Valley Times Sports Editor Matt Singledecker; Oregonian/OregonLive Editor Mark Katches; former KGW Business Reporter Joe Smith; Catholic Sentinel Managing Editor Ed Langlois; KOIN News Anchor Jenny Hansson and her daughter; Jared Mannis and Sharon Straus of the Sunshine Pantry; KATU Morning Meteorologist Rhonda Shelby with her husband, Dennis Williams, and their daughter; and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle.

Congratulations to the Beaverton Police chefs: winners of the 2016 Gold Ladle Award for the second consecutive year! Fresh Thyme Soup Company won the silver ladle award. Thai Bloom won the bronze ladle award and the Judges Choice Award.

A crowd of 300 filled the Valley Catholic Athletic Center on Oct. 1 for Soup’s On 2016, the popular fundraiser that fights hunger in our region.

Soup’s On is presented by the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the City of Beaverton.

The 2016 event raised more than $20,000 for the Sunshine Pantry, which provides food, amenities, housewares and clothing to those in need and struggling.

Since it was introduced by the Sisters in 2011, Soup’s On has raised more than $85,000 to fight hunger. Guests have included U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle.

Soup’s On has received news coverage on Oregon Live and in the Beaverton Leader: Soup’s On competition: Beaverton police and Thai Bloom ladle out wins

Local vendors provide soups, bread, desserts and coffee for the annual tasting event and there is a no-host (cash only) wine bar.

Guests vote on their favorite soups. The top three vote-getters receive the Gold, Silver and Bronze Ladle Awards.

Celebrity judges present the coveted Judges Choice Award.

Soup’s On over the years (including photos and video)

thank you to our sponsors, vendors, and guest judges:


Presenting Sponsor

Sisters of Providence
Mother Joseph Province

Decorations Sponsor

Farmington Gardens

Gold Sponsor

Biamp Systems

Silver Sponsors

Lanphere Construction & Development
Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Beaverton Auto Parts
Beaverton Toyota
Nature’s Pet Market
U.S. Bank


Crown Trophy

Celebrity Judges

The following judges are scheduled to take part:

Wayne Garcia
News Anchor, KPTV FOX12

Jenny Hansson
News Anchor, KOIN6

Mark Katches
Editor, Oregonian/OregonLive

Ed Langlois
Managing Editor, Catholic Sentinel and El Centinela

Rhonda Shelby
Morning Meteorologist, KATU

Matt Singledecker
Sports Editor, Beaverton Valley Times

Joe Smith
Former Business Reporter/Anchor, KGW

K.L. Wombacher
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Hillsboro Hops

Soup Vendors

Beaverton Black Bear Diner
Beaverton Police Department
Buddies Sports Bar & Grill
Casa Lola Kitchen De Mexico
Elephants Catering and Events
Fresh Thyme Soup Co.
McCormick’s Fish House
Noodles & Company
Old Chicago Restaurant
Outback Steakhouse
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Raccoon Lodge
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Sweet Tomatoes Catering
Thai Bloom
Thirsty Lion
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

2016 Food &
Beverage Vendors

Bales and Lamb’s Marketplace
Beaverton Bakery
Becerras International Groceries
Delight Donuts
La Provence – Orenco
McMenamins Pubs & Breweries
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Panera Bread Co.
Signature Affair
The Dessert Tray
The Human Bean

Learn more about Soup’s On

soups_on_textTo find out how you can help feed hungry families and children in our community, please contact us at 503-718-5063 or soupson@ssmo.org.

Soup’s On: because no child should go to bed hungry.


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