this year's food pantry needs

A ticket to the South Side Soup Contest is more than an afternoon spent tasting soups and exploring businesses. It’s a ticket to lending a helping hand. Each year, a portion of the event’s proceeds goes to the Brashear Association food pantry, which provides vital support to neighbors in need. And while non-perishable food items are essential, your neighbors also need everyday household items like toothpaste, soap and blankets.

The good news is that there are many ways you can help. In addition to your ticket purchase, you can drop off donated items at the Contest. Want more good news? The giving doesn’t have to stop after the Contest is over. The Brashear Association accepts donated items all year long. So whether you’re cleaning out your closets in the spring or packing up and moving to a new home, bring your donated goods to the Brashear Association (conveniently located at the corner of 20th and Sarah Streets) and they’ll be delivered to your neighbors who need them the most. Check out the lists below for items to donate, and thank you for your support!


food items:

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly                        
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tuna
  •  Cereal
  • Soup

essential household items:

  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Supplies
  • Winter Hats & Gloves
The South Side Soup Contest occurs each year in Pittsburgh's South Side Flats to showcase the restaurants on and around Carson Street.