The organizers of an O’Fallon food pantry fundraiser are hoping this weekend will be “souper” in more ways than one. They've decorated a 1960s home at 503 Westfield St.with vintage décor, all from O’Fallon’s downtown consignment and thrift stores.

Admission is $1 or a can of soup with all proceeds going to the food pantry.

After the holidays, the pantry shelves can be bare, said Whitney Wisnasky-Bettorf, organizer of the event.

“All we're asking is a can of soup. Soup is a meal,” she said.

Not only will the event raise money for charity, it will showcase the quality décor of O’Fallon’s consignment and thrift shops. The stores have a reputation for giving shoppers good value and special finds and the district has become a “destination” for thrift aficionados, she said.

Pauline McAllister of Lucken booth Consignment Gallery at 123 West 1st St. is outfitting the home’s living room and dining room with “a mix of flea market and loft pieces” chosen from her store.

“We take old pieces and make them modern,” said McAllister. In outfitting the Westfield St.home, she’ll take pieces designed for one purpose and use them for another, for instance using suitcases as occasional tables.

Originally fromScotland, McAllister has been in business for two years in the former location of Magdals.

Vernie Rasp-Mlecko owner of Consign and Design, 1727 W. Highway 50, said shoppers are becoming wise about the value and quality of household items that they can find at consignment or thrift shops for a fraction of the price of new.

“I want to teach people how to love their home,” she said. “It’s not junk, these things are like new.”

Her goal is to help people make their home a place they like to spend time in.

All décor in the “Souper” home is for sale, as is the home, built in 1966 and listed at $164,900 by realtor Wisnasky-Bettorf.

“We want to expose people to O’Fallon’s consignment shops. You can decorate a home to look like you bought everything from a new furniture store,” said Wisnasky-Bettorf.

Other participating stores are The Painted Horse,225 W. 1st St., Sweet Lady Elaine’s,216 Frank Scott Parkway, Goodies Galore,101 S. Cherry St.and Steven Mueller Florist,101 W. 1st St.

Sponsors are A&H Flooring, LLC, the Kerpan Home Loan Group, Jack Schmitt Chevrolet, Paul Davis EmergencyServices, Progressive Property Network Inc. and Buyers Protection Group. Hours are Saturday and Sunday,12 to 4 p.m.Call 618-779-1380 for information.