The Homeless Services Center (HSC), a leader in creating pathways out of homelessness and into permanent housing, will host its 20th annual Soupline fundraising event Thursday, April 18, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove.

Soupline, a fundraiser to help end homelessness in Santa Cruz County, will feature dozens of gourmet soups made by more than 30 top local restaurants and served by local celebrity “ladlers.” Attendees will also enjoy fresh salads, artisan breads, delicious desserts and a no-host wine bar, all supported by donations from local restaurants and vendors.

“We started this event 20 years ago by asking Santa Cruz restaurants to donate soup as a way to bring people together to raise money to help those experiencing homelessness” said Don Lane, Soupline co-founder and former Santa Cruz mayor. “It’s exciting to see all the great restaurants that step up every year for what’s become a beloved local fundraiser.”

“Soupline is a great opportunity for locals to truly make a difference in a tangible way,” said Phil Kramer, executive director of HSC. “Soupline helps raise awareness and provides a great opportunity to support solutions to end homelessness in our community.”

Tickets are $50 each and available in advance on Eventbrite or at the door. Kids 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. “Early Bird” tickets are $40.

Participating restaurants will be announced in March, and there is still opportunity for restaurants to get involved in the event. Sponsorships also are accepted. Every donation helps provide services that help move people off the street and into permanent housing. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Marsa Greenspan at or 831-226-2512 for more about participation, sponsorships and volunteering.


The Homeless Services Center (HSC) partners with individuals and families to create pathways out of their homelessness into permanent housing. Learn more at or on Facebook.