Chicken Soup Hotline


Chicken Soup Hotline is currently CLOSED

The Chicken Soup Hotline, a student-led volunteer initiative, delivers kosher-style matzah ball soup (vegetarian option available upon request) to sick students, at no cost. At this time, we are not able to provide gluten free options.

Order & Deliveries:

  • Please make sure your soup orders are submitted before 3:00pm if you’d like the soup to be delivered that night. Any soup orders submitted after 3:00pm or during the weekend will be delivered on the next soup delivery evening.
  • Our student deliverers can only deliver to your soup recipient if they receive a confirmation text of address and delivery time BEFORE 4:00pm. If your soup recipient responds after 4:00pm, their delivery will be made the following day. Please make sure your student’s phone number you’ve listed on your order form is correct!
  • Soups will be delivered during the academic year by our student volunteers Monday through Thursday between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

PLEASE NOTE – We do NOT deliver the following days/times: 

  • Friday – Sunday
  • Jewish, Secular, or University holidays
  • Winter & Spring Break
  • During the summer months

*If it is not convenient for the soup to be delivered in the evenings, you may make arrangements to pick up the soup at Hillel from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday to Thursday.

Would you like to volunteer with the Chicken Soup Hotline?
If you would like to volunteer to deliver soups, please call (814) 863-3816 or email [email protected]

Support Soup!
If you would like to make a gift to support our programming and the Chicken Soup Hotline, please click here.