Fuel for the Firefighters

A stack of containers filled with thoughtfully prepared vegetable soup.

Firefighters save countless numbers of people across the world and put their lives at risk each time they respond to a call. And in many communities, up to 56 percent of firefighting personnel are volunteers. Let’s show them our appreciation by dropping off an easy-to-make container of soup, a batch of cookies, or a delicious casserole. Firefighters and other first responders may have saved your life or the life of someone you love. Take some time this week to demonstrate your thanks!

Vegetable Soup


1 15-ounce can tomatoes (diced and low sodium)
1 15-ounce can extra-thick tomato sauce
2 14-ounce cans low-sodium vegetable soup or chicken broth
1 16-ounce bag thawed frozen or fresh chopped green beans
2 cups cabbage shredded
1 cup potatoes, cubed
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
2 whole bay leaves
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In large pot, combine all ingredients and mix well.
Heat on medium and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. If using a crockpot, cook on low for at least six hours.

Not a cook? Buy a bag of apples or oranges to drop off at the fire station. Or make a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Send us photos of your time at the firehouse to angels@heavenonearthnow.net. Or post photos on social media with the hashtag #servetheservant.