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W&L Hosts 8th Annual Souper Bowl All proceeds will support Campus Kitchen at W&L’s Backpack Program.

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Community members and local college students can fight childhood hunger in the Rockbridge area one soup bowl at a time by attending the 8th Annual Souper Bowl in Evans Hall at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 26 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 a capella groups entertain.

This year’s Souper Bowl participants include Blue Sky, the Bistro on Main, CHEFS Catering, Full Circle Catering, the Georges, LexMex Tacos, Napa Thai, The Palms, Pronto Caffe and Gelateria, Pure Eats, the Red Hen, Rocca, the Sheridan Livery, the Southern Inn Restaurant, Sweet Treats Bakery, Mountain Mamma Catering, and W&L Dining Services. New participants this year include Rockbridge Jewish Community, Lexington Golf and Country Club, Heliotrope Brewery and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.

All proceeds will support Campus Kitchen at W&L’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 over 750 children with a bag of non-perishable food items to take home for the weekend.

CKWL coordinator Ryan Brink said, “This is a fantastic event that I look forward to every year! Year after year we bring in a huge variety of restaurants, caterers, schools and organizations to support the Backpack Program. We at CKWL are extremely grateful for the continued support of CAPTRUST and all of the people and organizations that donate their time and talent to make this event so great!”

The goal for the 2020 Souper Bowl is to raise at least $10,000, enough to fund roughly three months of the program. CAPTRUST, a financial advisory firm with an office in Lexington, sponsors the event, and all ticket fees and additional donations go directly to the cause. Tickets are available in advance and at the door; the cost is $10 for students and children, and $15 for adults . If you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance, please contact Ryan Brink at rbrink@wlu.eduor at 540-458- 8784.