The Rehoboth Beach Sales Center of Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate hosted a soup fundraiser Nov. 20 to benefit Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth.
Members of the Patterson-Schwartz Rehoboth Beach and Ocean View sales teams prepared large batches of their best homemade soups and invited their colleagues, family and clients for tastings at a modest fee.
"Soup is the ultimate comfort food, and it is ideal for sharing,” said Jason Giles, senior vice president of strategic growth at Patterson-Schwartz. “Our team saw a soup cook-off as an opportunity to gather and do good for a community partner that is providing a much-needed service to those in need."
Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth has been delivering meals to the area’s homebound since 1970.
On the day of the event, a sea of crockpots and a delicious spread of sides and desserts greeted visitors to the Patterson-Schwartz Rehoboth office’s newly expanded space. Offerings ranged from a traditional mushroom soup to an adventurous autumn bisque, with the designation of best soup being awarded to a clam chowder made by sales associate Georgie Buck Penny.
Overall, the event raised $400 for Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth, and agents gathered in early December to present a check to the organization.
Kathy Keuski, Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth director, said, “This check will pay for 80 hot meals for our homebound neighbors. We are so appreciative for all of the support from our drivers and especially those like Eric Atkins [Patterson-Schwartz Rehoboth Beach sales associate], who not only helps us hands-on but also goes the extra mile. We are also very fortunate to be the recipient of such generosity from our business partners like Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. We can’t thank them enough.”
Patterson-Schwartz has been Delaware owned and operated since 1961 and takes pride in being deeply rooted in the communities it serves. “From participating in the annual Christmas parade to sponsoring the local Little League team, we strive to support the communities where we live and work,” said Bill Peiffer, broker for the Rehoboth office. “We plan to make this soup fundraiser an annual event.”