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Thirty-seven-degree temperatures get Sam DiMatteo a 37-cent cup of soup.

Senior cafe pays customers to eat soup

by Michelle Kim
Jan 30, 2014


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A customer enjoys a cup of Liberace's Mom's Blue Ribbon potato soup at the cafe on Higgins Ave. in Chicago.

Mather's--More Than a Cafe has been providing for senior citizens for decades. In the winter months, Mather's offers a promotion, selling soup for the price of the temperature. For the first time in four years -- with temperatures below zero -- the senior cafe paid customers to eat their soup Monday.


Mather's has three cafe locations and is part of Mather Lifeways, a non-profit organization that helps older adults through senior residences, neighborhood initiatives and research.


The soup promotion runs thru February.