Nathaniel Smith, Arts Reporter

Humber’s soup bar operated by IGNITE reopened Feb. 4 at LinX after struggling to gain student attention last semester. It offers a pay-what-you-can for soup with help from partnership Feed it Forward.

Jagger Gordon founder and executive chef of Feed it Forward and Sabella Gokal, first-year Early Childhood Education student, serving soup at the reopening of the Humber LinX soup bar on Feb. 4. (Nathaniel Smith)

Feed it Forward is an affordable Canadian food program known for being environmentally friendly, founded by military veteran Jagger Gordon who is the executive chef.

“Feed it forward is an incredible program which is a food rescue system that diverts food from landfills and put it back on the table for people that are living with food insecurity or who just want to live a healthier lifestyle,” Gordon said.

Feed it Forward is an affordable Canadian food program known for being environmentally friendly, founded by military veteran Jagger Gordon who is the executive chef.

“Feed it Forward is an incredible program which is a food rescue system that diverts food from landfills and put it back on the table for people that are living with food insecurity or who just want to live a healthier lifestyle,” Gordon said.

PWYC money donated into this jar at LinX will be donated to Feed it Forward to help people in need who are facing hunger. (Nathaniel Smith)

Although IGNITE and Feed it Forward operated the soup bar multiple times in the past, the reopening opportunity was a chance to move forward and learn from mistakes.

“We didn’t get the word out about the soup bar so a lot of people weren’t showing up so products went to waste,” said Sabeela Gokal, a first-year Early Childhood Education student working at LinX.

Food prices at the Humber campus have been a challenge for students over the years, but the soup bar is a step that will help feed students who are trying not to break the bank.

“The soup bar offers a great service to Humber students specifically because it serves food to people who don’t have money in their pockets,” said Evan Lam, a second-year Recreation and Leisure student.

Gordon said a college would be the best place for a soup bar not because of the young crowd, but to help students reach their academic goals.

“A hungry stomach is a hungry mind,” said Gordon , noting food affects how students perform in the classroom.

The soups served were Thai Coconut Curry and Pork bone marrow during the relaunch. Gordon brought additional condiments including dill peppers and jalapeños for students to make the soup their own.

“Not one student should be worried where their next meal comes from, we want to make sure that our future policymakers are fed because feed the future is going to be a part of Feed it Forward,” Gordon said.

The soup bar will continue to run every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with different fresh soups choices at LinX.