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Innovations: The Souper Bowl

— by on January 20th, 2015

The third annual Souper Bowl to benefit the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Evans Hall. Local restaurants will contribute soup and sweets for sampling at the event, which features live entertainment by W&L’s General Admission and Southern Comfort.

The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s Backpack Program started in 2009 and has expanded to cover all seven elementary schools in Rockbridge County and the Head Start programs. The Souper Bowl is a major fundraiser for the program, which delivers backpacks filled with non-perishable food to over 700 local children. Children are guaranteed lunch Monday through Friday; by sending food home in backpacks on Friday night, CKWL ensures they have food over the weekend.

Restaurants providing soup include: Bistro on Main, The Brief Stop, Brix, Cool Springs Cafe, The E. Café, Full Circle Catering, Haywood’s Restaurant, Healthy Foods Co-op, Kind Roots Café, The Marketplace, Pronto, Pure Eats, The Red Hen, The Sheridan Livery Inn, Sorority Dining, The Southern Inn and W&L Catering.

Cinnamon Sugar donuts will be provided by Pure Eats, and desserts will be provided by Sweet Treats Bakery and Mary’s Cookies. The event is sponsored by Davidson and Garrard.

The suggested donation for the event is $10 for students, $15 for adults and $40 per family.