Each year around the holidays, the Holmes Team finds a unique way to give back to the community. This year supported the Soup Kitchen, here in our hometown of Springfield, Ohio.

The Springfield Soup Kitchen serves hundreds of people every week, and provides much more than just a hot meal. We have listed items below that can be donated to help the Soup Kitchen continue their services, especially this time of year when there is a greater need.

Holmes donated many of these items as a company, but there is still a need throughout the year. If you would like to collect items to donate or make a monetary donation, please contact Fred Stegner with the Soup Kitchen, stegners4@aol.com or (937) 925-2900, to coordinate donating or volunteering. Every little bit makes a difference in the lives of many!

Check out this video, created by our Clark State Video Production Intern, Chas Lutterloh, to learn more about our experience supporting the Soup Kitchen.

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Cooking and Serving

  • Plastic Spoons & Forks
  • Styrofoam Plates & Bowls
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Butter
  • Liquid Butter
  • Spices
  • #10 Can of Vegetables
  • Cookies

Survival Kits

  • Ponchos
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Hand/Feet Warmers
  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • Baby Wipes
  • Chapstick
  • Tissue Packs
  • Batteries (AA/AAA)
  • Crackers/Cracker Packs
  • Hard Candy
  • Granola Bars
  • Bottles of Water
  • Slim Jims
  • Trail Mix
  • Applesauce
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried Fruit
  • Flashlights

Hygiene Kits

    • Safety Razors
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Soap
    • Washcloths
    • Toilet Paper
    • Travel Size Shampoo & Conditioner
    • Bandaids
    • Mini First Aid Kits
    • Combs & Brushes
    • Diapers
    • Feminine Hygiene Products