Free Soup and a Welcoming Crowd

    All will be welcomed at the next community soup dinner at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. There is no cost for the meal, which is sponsored by the East Hampton Clericus, an interdenominational organization of local religious leaders, and organized by Joe Realmuto of East Hampton’s Honest Man Restaurant Group.
    Donations of soup to feed up to 300 people comes from South Fork restaurants, said Doreen Quaranto, the director of parish outreach at Most Holy Trinity. Typically there are three or four different soups, including a vegetarian selection. Information for those with food allergies will be available.
    Volunteers serve the soup, clean up, and provide home-baked desserts. Bread is supplied by Gurney’s Inn’s Beach Bakery. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is responsible for fresh fruit.
    The goal of the monthly gathering, Ms. Quaranto said, was to “build community and for people to have a sense of their neighbors and those with whom they share this beautiful landscape.” All walks of life are welcome, and reservations are not required.
    The event is held during the winter months. The next one will be on Feb. 6.