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W&L’s Campus Kitchen Hosts 11th Annual Souper Bowl All proceeds from the Feb. 5 event will support the Campus Kitchen at W&L’s Backpack Program.

Souper-Bowl-CROPPED-311x350 W&L’s Campus Kitchen Hosts 11th Annual Souper Bowl

Next month, community members and local college students can fight childhood hunger in the Rockbridge area one soup bowl at a time by attending the 11th Annual Souper Bowl at Washington and Lee University.

The event will take place on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Evans Hall. Participating restaurants and caterers will serve a selection of soups for attendees to enjoy, with in-person dining and to-go options available. Attendees will also be serenaded by W&L acapella groups, which will perform throughout the event.

Tickets are available in advance and available to buy online here. The cost is $10 for students and children, and $15 for adults. All proceeds benefit the Campus Kitchen at W&L’s Backpack Program, a partnership between CKWL and local schools.

This year’s Souper Bowl participants include CHEFS Catering Company, Globowl Café, Heliotrope Brewery, LexMex Tacos, LexVegas Bistro, Mountain Gateway Community College, Napa Thai, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Pronto, Pure Eats, the Rockbridge Jewish Community, the Southern Inn Restaurant, Sweet Treats Bakery, The Georges, and W&L Dining Services. The event is also sponsored by Full Circle Catering and Captrust.

“For the past decade, the Campus Kitchen Souper Bowl has been an opportunity for the Lexington-Rockbridge community to come together, including W&L students, VMI cadets, community members and others,” said Ryan Brink ’18, CKWL coordinator. “Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of the ticket sales and donations from this event will go toward continuing the work of the Campus Kitchen at W&L’s Backpack Program. I’d like to thank those sponsors and all of our participating restaurants, caterers and organizations for their continued support of this event!”

Since 2009, the CKWL Backpack Program has provided non-perishable breakfast, lunch and snack items to children receiving free and reduced lunch in schools throughout Rockbridge County. The program currently delivers 1,250 backpacks each week to preschoolers, elementary school students and middle school students in the local school districts.