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As founder and director of the Stone Soup Project, I would like to tell you how this came about.  Creating this meal program was always my destiny, only I didn’t know it until a global pandemic came along and upended life as we know it.Until March of 2020 things were humming along with m... Read More

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As founder and director of the Stone Soup Project, I would like to tell you how this came about.  Creating this meal program was always my destiny, only I didn’t know it until a global pandemic came along and upended life as we know it.

Until March of 2020 things were humming along with my family day care, and I was enjoying a successful and fulfilling career.  We all know how that month changed everything.

I closed my day care, reopened for a short period, then closed again in November.  It was personally devastating to say good-bye to 28 years of loving and guiding dozens and dozens of beautiful children, to the business that I had built and enjoyed.  Processing the loss took a little bit of time. 

Suddenly, though, I knew.  In early January my entire world was again upended, and the kernel of an idea that had been bopping around in my head for ages showed itself as a fully formed idea.  The pandemic has made life so much more difficult for vulnerable people; I will feed them!  Thus, the Stone Soup Project was born.

I have always been a person who, upon hearing that a friend or family member was sick, would grab a chicken and some vegetables and begin making soup.  When I got word of a meal train being formed for a local family, I would hop on board and make one of my signature comfort meals, stew or soup or a nice roast with all the trimmings.  When our church cooked for various meal programs, I participated, and when Milwaukee’s own Street Angels were using individual homemade meals for their vital outreach program, I jumped in and cooked dozens of meals for them.  Every time I go into Milwaukee I pack a “love bag” with a meal, snacks, water, a blanket, socks, and toiletries to hand to any person I encounter who is in need.

The formation of a meal program in my home county, Waukesha, was a natural outgrowth of all that cooking and joy in feeding people.  Honestly, I was somewhat surprised at the number of people in our community who are experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity.  The need seems to grow each week.  We are working hard to meet that need.

I was raised to always see the innate goodness in people, to give without expectation, to share without judgement.  My passion for helping people and dismay at the thought of someone going without adequate nutrition are perfectly paired with the life lessons imparted by my incredibly kind and giving parents.  I am going to continue fighting hunger for as long as I can.  Please consider joining us.

 We are currently raising funds to purchase a food truck, which will allow us to reach deeper into communities where hunger is often unseen and overlooked.

With your donation we will begin to realize the ultimate goal of ending hunger in Waukesha County!

"Together we can"


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Maureen Dunne, on behalf of

The Stone Soup Project, Inc.

We are a meal program serving Waukesha County, determined to end hunger in our community. We need your help. With the addition of a food truck, we will be able to reach into areas where hunger is hidden.

Maureen Dunne

Maureen launched the Stone Soup Project in response to the increased need for nutrition and support during the world wide Coronavirus pandemic. The meal program has served hundreds of hungry people in and around Waukesha and hopes to expand its reach with the acquisition of a food truck. The Stone Soup Project is determined to end hunger in Waukesha County.

Brookfield, Wisconsin

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    Shelly McAlpin

    4 months ago

    Thank you

  • $25.00

    D Davis

    4 months ago

    Thank you

  • $50.00

    Doorn Alexa

    4 months ago

    Thank you

  • $30.00

    4 months ago

Purchase Food Truck

badge Purchase Food Truck

$155 of $15,000

raised from 4 people

Purchase Food Truck

Maureen Dunne, on behalf of

The Stone Soup Project, Inc.

We are a meal program serving Waukesha County, determined to end hunger in our community. We need your help. With the addition of a food truck, we will be able to reach into areas where hunger is hidden.

Maureen Dunne

Maureen launched the Stone Soup Project in response to the increased need for nutrition and support during the world wide Coronavirus pandemic. The meal program has served hundreds of hungry people in and around Waukesha and hopes to expand its reach with the acquisition of a food truck. The Stone Soup Project is determined to end hunger in Waukesha County.

Brookfield, Wisconsin

Recent Donations

  • $50.00

    Shelly McAlpin

    4 months ago

    Thank you

  • $25.00

    D Davis

    4 months ago

    Thank you

  • $50.00

    Doorn Alexa

    4 months ago

    Thank you

  • $30.00

    4 months ago

Purchase Food Truck

As founder and director of the Stone Soup Project, I would like to tell you how this came about.  Creating this meal program was always my destiny, only I didn’t know it until a global pandemic came along and upended life as we know it.Until March of 2020 things were humming along with m... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


As founder and director of the Stone Soup Project, I would like to tell you how this came about.  Creating this meal program was always my destiny, only I didn’t know it until a global pandemic came along and upended life as we know it.

Until March of 2020 things were humming along with my family day care, and I was enjoying a successful and fulfilling career.  We all know how that month changed everything.

I closed my day care, reopened for a short period, then closed again in November.  It was personally devastating to say good-bye to 28 years of loving and guiding dozens and dozens of beautiful children, to the business that I had built and enjoyed.  Processing the loss took a little bit of time. 

Suddenly, though, I knew.  In early January my entire world was again upended, and the kernel of an idea that had been bopping around in my head for ages showed itself as a fully formed idea.  The pandemic has made life so much more difficult for vulnerable people; I will feed them!  Thus, the Stone Soup Project was born.

I have always been a person who, upon hearing that a friend or family member was sick, would grab a chicken and some vegetables and begin making soup.  When I got word of a meal train being formed for a local family, I would hop on board and make one of my signature comfort meals, stew or soup or a nice roast with all the trimmings.  When our church cooked for various meal programs, I participated, and when Milwaukee’s own Street Angels were using individual homemade meals for their vital outreach program, I jumped in and cooked dozens of meals for them.  Every time I go into Milwaukee I pack a “love bag” with a meal, snacks, water, a blanket, socks, and toiletries to hand to any person I encounter who is in need.

The formation of a meal program in my home county, Waukesha, was a natural outgrowth of all that cooking and joy in feeding people.  Honestly, I was somewhat surprised at the number of people in our community who are experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity.  The need seems to grow each week.  We are working hard to meet that need.

I was raised to always see the innate goodness in people, to give without expectation, to share without judgement.  My passion for helping people and dismay at the thought of someone going without adequate nutrition are perfectly paired with the life lessons imparted by my incredibly kind and giving parents.  I am going to continue fighting hunger for as long as I can.  Please consider joining us.

 We are currently raising funds to purchase a food truck, which will allow us to reach deeper into communities where hunger is often unseen and overlooked.

With your donation we will begin to realize the ultimate goal of ending hunger in Waukesha County!

"Together we can"


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