BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Empty Bowls Soup Supper returns. Members of the public have once again participated in building and painting an exciting and colorful collection of ceramic bowls in preparation for this year's Empty Bowls Soup Supper. A $10 ticket allows the participant to choose a handmade bowl to use for the evening and then take home, and includes multiple trips to the soup bar to enjoy a variety of delectable soups provided by local restaurants and caterers. A variety of soups, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as breads and cookies, will be available for your dining pleasure. Diners are encouraged to arrive early for best selection! Tickets will be available at the door.
The supper will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Diners will be entertained by local musicians while waiting to be served. The Soup Supper is the final event in a weeklong local initiative called Food for Thought which features a variety of events that invite reflection on the issue of local hunger.
All proceeds from the Soup Supper go to the Greater Bennington Interfaith Food and Fuel Fund. The fund, which was established in 1973, provides financial support to local families and individuals experiencing financial crises affecting their ability to procure food and shelter. The fund provides $50,000 in annual support to people in the Bennington area. The Food and Fuel Fund is a program of Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services Inc., which also runs the Bennington Free Clinic and the Kitchen Cupboard food distribution project. More information about the event can be obtained by calling the Food and Fuel Fund at 802-379-0149.