New Canaan's Baldanza Cafe Launches New Soup Line To Help Fight Hunger

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- As restaurateurs Angela and Sandy Baldanza launch a new line of Baldanza Soup Kitchen natural soups, they are dedicating 2 percent of the proceeds of sales to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. 

Restaurateurs Angela and Sandy Baldanza.

Restaurateurs Angela and Sandy Baldanza.

Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

The soups are currently available at Walter Stewart’s in New Canaan and coming soon to other area stores. Through a network of community-based programs, the Connecticut Food Bank provides food to more than 300,000 people in six Connecticut counties who struggle with hunger. 

The soups will also be available for sampling at the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution event Saturday, May 14, at the Pop Up Park in New Canaan. 

Food Revolution Day is a family-friendly event aimed at getting kids excited about food. The Baldanzas have built a following in New Canaan with their farm-to-table fresh cuisine.  

Angela Baldanza said the couple “firmly believe in ‘paying it forward,’ so we reached out to the Connecticut Food Bank to explore how we could help feed hungry people in our community. It just seemed natural to do something focused on bringing food to people in need.” 

Baldanza Soup Kitchen offerings include Green Lentil soup and Butternut Squash soup. “We make these soups using fresh, organic ingredients whenever possible. They are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free,” Angela Baldanza said. 

Connecticut Food Bank Interim CEO Paul O’Leary thanked the Baldanzas for their partnership. 

“By donating a portion of funds from the sale of these soups, Angela and Sandy Baldanza are sharing the bounty of their kitchen with hungry neighbors. We are grateful for their support.” 

Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Day will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pop Up Park in New Canaan. The event will feature music, food and activities for children.

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