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Campus Kitchen at W&L Hosts 5th Annual Souper Bowl

— by on January 20th, 2017

The fourth annual Souper Bowl to benefit Campus Kitchen in Evans Dining Hall.

Washington and Lee University and Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee invite community members and local college students to join forces against Rockbridge area childhood hunger at the Fifth Annual Souper Bowl on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Evans Dining Hall on the W&L campus.

Participating restaurants, caterers and bakeries will serve soup creations, many using local ingredients, and desserts, while entertainment is provided by W&L’s acapella groups General Admission, JubiLee and Southern Comfort.

This year’s participants include Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Blue Phoenix Café, Blue Sky, Bistro on Main, CHEFS Catering, Full Circle Catering, Haywood’s, Kind Roots Café, Mano Taqueria, Mountain Mama Catering, Napa Thai, The Palms, Pronto, Pure Eats, Red Hen, Rocca, Sheridan Livery, Southern Inn, Sweet Treats, Taps and W&L Dining.

All proceeds benefit Campus Kitchen’s Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009. The program serves 700 pre-K and elementary school children in the Rockbridge area, including Lexington and Buena Vista, and gives each child a bag of non-perishable food items to take home with them for the weekend. Read more about the Backpack Program here.

The goal for the 2017 Souper Bowl is to raise $8,000, enough to fund roughly three months of the program.

Davidson & Garrard, fiduciary advisors with offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic including Lynchburg 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; prices are students $10 and adults $15.