Soup Bowls for Hunger to Raise Money for Pantry in its 25th Year

HARWICH – Soup and rolls are on the menu for Wednesday night’s event at Cape Cod Regional Technical School, but the night isn’t about fine dining.

The 25th annual Soup Bowls for Hunger serves guests meals in specially-made, unique bowls which participants then take home as a reminder of Cape Cod’s hungry.

Three seatings at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. will serve soup provided by the school’s culinary arts department. Hundreds of bowls are donated by artisans from across the region.

Ticket sales benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Their executive director, Christine Menard, said hunger on Cape Cod is surprisingly prevalent.

“Ten percent of the population on Cape Cod is considered ‘food insecure,’ meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” she said. “A lot of people just think of summer activities on the Cape, and they maybe forget about the year-round population that struggle to make ends meet.”

According to Menard, that number can be as high as 30 percent at college campuses like Cape Cod Community College.

The Family Pantry served over 9,000 people last year, Menard said. About 30 percent of those people were seniors.

Tickets for the event cost $18 each and can be purchased at

The event has sold out for the last few years.

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