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4th Annual Souper Bowl Will Benefit W&L Campus Kitchen’s Backpack Program

Community members and local college students can band together against childhood hunger in the Rockbridge area one soup bowl at a time by attending the 4th Annual Souper Bowl in Evans Dining Hall on Jan. 31 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Participating restaurants, caterers and bakeries will serve soup creations, many using local ingredients, and desserts while Washington and Lee’s acapella groups JubiLee, General Admission and Southern Comfort entertain.

The 21 participants include Blue Sky, Bistro on Main, Buffalo Creek Beef, Chefs Catering, Cool Springs Organics, E. Café, Full Circle Catering, Haywood’s Restaurant, Healthy Foods Market and Café, Kind Roots Cafe, Lexington Golf and Country Club, Mountain Mama Catering, The Palms, Pronto Caffe and Gelateria, Pure Eats, Red Hen, Sheridan Livery, Southern Inn Restaurant, Sweet Treats Bakery and W&L Dining Services.

All proceeds will support W&L’s Campus Kitchen’s Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009 as a partnership between CKWL and local schools. The program has served all area elementary schools and Head Start programs providing nearly 700 children with a bag of non-perishable food items to take home with them for the weekend.

W&L’s Campus Kitchen coordinator Jenny Davidson said, “We are thrilled to offer the 4th Annual Souper Bowl to the Rockbridge community, and to work together to address childhood hunger.”

The goal for the 2016 Souper Bowl is to raise $8,000, enough to fund roughly three months of the program. Davidson & Garrard, a financial advisory firm with offices in Lynchburg, Tyson’s Corner and Lexington, sponsors the event so that all ticket fees and additional donations can go directly to the cause. Tickets are available at the door with students/kids for $10 and adults for $15.