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Davidson and Garrard’s 1st Annual “Souper Bowl”, a feast of soups BENEFITING Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s Backpack Program for Lexington and Rockbridge County children
Over 12 Local Restaurants and Caterers will contribute soup for sampling at Evans Dining Hall, Sunday January 27th from 11am-2pm. The “Souper Bowl” will feature live entertainment and a festive atmosphere while highlighting each partner restaurant. Participating Restaurants include: Red Hen, Southern Inn, Blue Sky Bakery, Healthy Foods Co-op, Salernos, Sweet Treats, Sheridan Livery, Brixx, eCafe, Nikos, Bistro On Main, Full Circle Catering and The Lexington Golf and Country Club. Suggested donation is $10 for students, $15 for adults and max. $40 per family.
Lori Frascati, Director of Client Service at Davidson & Garrard, and one of the organizers of the event, noted, “Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s Backpack Program started in 2009 as a partnership between Campus Kitchen and Natural Bridge Elementary School, and has expanded to cover all seven elementary schools in the Rockbridge area. This vital program delivers backpacks filled with non-perishable food to the schools and targets children who are eligible for free or reduced lunches.” Jenny Davidson, another event organizer and coordinator of Student Service Learning at W&L, remarked, “Children are guaranteed lunch Monday through Friday and now by sending food home with them in backpacks on Friday night, CKWL ensures they have food over the weekend. The program provides snacks for over 400 local elementary school students who deal with hunger on a regular basis. Please join us in tackling childhood hunger by participating in the 1st Annual Souper Bowl.” W&
Students, who receive the backpacks, as a percentage of the student body, range from 20.12% at Harrington Waddell Elementary to 64.21 % at Natural Bridge Elementary. The average of all elementary schools in the program is 45%.
The organizers hope the event will raise thousands of dollars to benefit the program, an essential part of tackling childhood hunger locally.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or would like to volunteer at the event please call Lori Frascati at 540-464-9100 or e-mail Lori at lfrascati@dg-