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Proceeds from Souper Bowl Combat Childhood Hunger in Rockbridge County

The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University hosted its fourth annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 31, raising over $7,300 from about 500 attendees to support its Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009 as a partnership between CKWL and local schools.

The Backpack Program serves 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.

The total raised by the event will fund roughly three months of the program.

Now in its fourth year, the Souper Bowl features soups and desserts from local restaurants, caterers and bakeries. This year’s participants included Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Bistro on Main, Blue Sky, CHEFS Catering, Cool Springs Organics, 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, The Red Hen and Cheese to You, Sweet Treats Bakery, The Sheridan Livery Inn, The Southern Inn, Taps and W&L Dining Services.

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.

Watch local coverage of the event from WDBJ-7 Roanoke:

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