Soup supper helps Food Bank solve hunger

From its humble beginnings the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Soup Supper has grown tremendously to where it now overflows the entire Kenai Central High School cafeteria and hallways. The 19th Annual event featured hundreds of silent auction items and an outcry auction as well under the auctioneer’s gavel of State Senator Peter Micciche. The event began with Brittany Gilman singing the National Anthem and also featured a cultural dance and testimony by the Alaska Christian College native dancers.

“The event was very successful and the best ever,” reported executive director for the Food Bank Linda Swarner, “Thanks to many, many volunteers, donors, sponsors and attendees. Over 300 attended plus volunteers. Flagship soup of Halibut Chowder prepared by Cheryl Morse, Food Bank staff member. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to the businesses, organizations, churches and individuals who have donated items for our 2015 Soup Supper and Auction. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed! We also would like to give a generous Thank You to those who wish to remain anonymous and a sincere apology to any donor we may have inadvertently failed to acknowledge.” Everyone who purchased a ticket not only enjoyed a variety of delicious soups prepared by some thirty chefs from a variety of restaurants and businesses, but went home with a one of a kind hand crafted potters or wood turners bowl. Over seven potters from the Kenai Potters Guild contributed their crafts.

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