Visit elderly in your neighborhood and help us fight loneliness!
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SummaryWe organise visits to elderly in your neighborhood to connect young to the elderly. A fun morning/afternoon guaranteed!
Join us in our mission to combat loneliness amongst the elderly.
We are Oma’s Soep, a fast growing social enterprise. It is our mission to fight loneliness amongst the elderly throughout the Netherlands and in the future, far beyond.
How we can use your help
- Visit elderly in your neighborhood and help us fight loneliness!
We organise “soup-at-home-days” where we bring the young and elderly together. After our volunteers are briefed and received their packages full of soup, the contact details of the elderly and a small present, it’s up to our volunteers to visit our elderly at home!
Our elderly are most grateful for these visits. For some of them you’ll be one of the few who pays them a visit. This doesn’t mean they are not exciting to spend time with! Quite the opposite, nothing beats sharing a soup, going for a walk or grabbing a coffee with one of our elderly.
How it all started
On Christmas Eve 2016 grandma “Grootje” made her well-known broth soup. While busy cooking the soup together with the whole family, Grootje told her grandson Max - the founder of Oma’s Soep - that she felt quite lonely lately and that she would love to get together and make soup together more often.
This is how it all started. Together with childhood friend and medicine student Robert, who also noticed many elderly feeling lonely around him - they cooked up a masterplan to match students from all over NL to elderly in their neighborhood. Oma’s Soep was born.
The first cooking day took place in 2016 in community centre De Keyzer in the east of Amsterdam. Friends and family all came to help, vegetables that otherwise would go to waste were collected from local farmers and together with the elderly the most delicious soups were prepared. Everyone was thrilled and this was just the beginning.
What is it that we do
We sell our products in retail like Albert Heijn, catering, food service, hotels but also in office buildings and at big events, etc. With the proceeds of our products sold, we bring the young and elderly together. We do this by organizing fun cooking days, by bringing soups to the elderly and by organizing team building days for company’s where we either organize a cooking day/bring soups to the elderly. We also organise fun events, like the Oma’s Soep gala that we last organised for 250 elderly and students. At this moment we are active in 9 different cities where we visit roughly 80-150 elderly per city per week. In total we pay visits to roughly a thousand elderly every week! It is our mission to fight loneliness amongst all elderly throughout the whole of the Netherlands.
We can’t wait to get in touch with you!
About Oma's Soep
Het is ons doel om een eenzaamheid onder ouderen te overwinnen door heel Nederland, en in de toekomst wereldwijd. Met de opbrengst van de verkoop van onze producten brengen we jong en oud samen. We zijn op dit moment actief in 9 verschillende steden door heel Nederland en bezoeken wekelijks meer dan 1000 ouderen.
It is our aim to combat loneliness amongst the elderly throughout the whole of the Netherlands and in the future, far beyond. With the proceeds of our products sold, we bring the young and elderly together. We are active in 9 different cities in the Netherlands and visit more than 1000 elderly every week.