If you know a senior who has cut back on home cooking, a bowl of freshly made soup can warm the body, feed the soul and provide needed nutrition.

Spoonful of Comfort, an online seller of soup, offers soup and extras (bit.ly/senior-soup) in a $50 gift bundle designed specifically for seniors. Included in the gift-wrapped package is half a gallon of chicken noodle soup, rolls, cookies and a handwritten note.

Spoonful of Comfort also offers several "college-care" packs ($25-$75), so you can send soup to your favorite student.

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The idea for Spoonful of Comfort came to founder Marti Wymer when her mother, who lived thousands of miles away, was diagnosed with cancer.

Wymer says a portion of the company's proceeds is donated in her mother's name to the American Cancer Society.