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Soup's On for All!

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A variety of bowls to choose from.

A variety of bowls to choose from. /Rosemary Steers

Three of many volunteers.

Three of many volunteers. /Rosemary Steers

On Monday, January 24, 2011 the 13th Annual Soup’s On for All! was celebrated at the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. Hundreds of friends and supporters of the Heartside Community attended the event. They tasted the wide variety of soups, breads, and desserts. The celebration completely filled the building from basement to third floor with several musical groups offering their particular style of music. All items were donated by local restaurants, bakeries and businesses.

Each ticketed attendee was invited to take home a hand-painted souvenir soup bowl as a visual reminder that hunger is an everyday fact of life for many people right here in Grand Rapids.

God’s Kitchen, which is a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM), helps to feed the hungry of the area with dignity and respect. God’s Kitchen is located at 303 South Division in the Heartside District. With the help of several volunteers, they were able to serve over 200,000 meals in 2008. They also provide service through Capitol Lunch, Meals on Wheels and Suburban Community Meals.

Along with a selection of edibles, the event welcomed The Adams Family Band, Blue Water Ramblers, Tami Helm and MacNaughton Boulevard and The Swing Tones.

The evening wrapped up with a musical performance from 8:45 – 9:15 p.m. in the Atrium by Messiah Missionary Baptist Choir.

For more information on the event, link to the website:  Soup’s On For All!

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I know The B.O.B. is big, but I didn't think it could fit that many people!