By David Madden

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local charity hopes you’ll include them in your Super Bowl plans next week. And perhaps add one of their soups to the party menu.

MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) has been providing meals for thousands of sick and homebound people for over two decades. Their “Meals That Matter” program encourages party goers year-round to contribute to the cause.

This year, Executive Director Susan Daugherty decided to offer three soups that she says her patients rave about.

“All of the soups are made fresh. The ingredients are chopped and diced right here in our kitchen and we thought ‘Why not offer it to the public for the month of February?'”

MANNA Executive Director Susan Daugherty. (Credit: MANNA)

MANNA Executive Director Susan Daugherty. (Credit: MANNA)

You can choose from Creamy Corn Chowder, Hearty Chicken Noodle or Minestrone.

“A lot of times people will say ‘oh is it hospital food?’ And I can assure you it is not hospital food,” Daugherty says. “These soups are hearty. They taste great and I think people are going to love them.”

Soups are being sold at $10.00/quart and can be purchased online at or by phone at 215.496.2662.

Soup can be picked up at MANNA, 2323 Ranstead Street between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday beginning January 24th.  Night pickups can be arranged by calling them.

Each purchase provides three meals for anyone in the tri-state area fighting a life threatening illness.

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