I read about Soup and Bread on Blue Kitchen's blog. Soup and Bread offers soup every Wednesday in a local restaurant/coffee house by volunteers from all around the community. It seems the average is 4-5 crockpots full of soup and they're served from 5pm until it's gone, about 2 1/2 hours later. The soups and bread are free but it provides an opportunity for those who can donate to give towards a pre-selected local charity as well.
My thoughts first went to a couple of older gentlemen who make their way around the local historic town where I work. The weather is cold now and yet they are outside for most of the day. Wouldn't warm soup, even if it's only once a week, be a great way to let them know we care about their well-being? Feeding people seems like such an easy and charitable thing to do. Especially if a town got behind it.
(UPDATE: Here's another older link found on Soup and Bread)
On a lighter side: