TERRE HAUTE -- Area artists, businesses and volunteers are collaborating to kick off the first Soup Bowl Benefit in Terre Haute as an effort to bring more awareness and support to the hunger problem in the Wabash Valley.
The event will take place from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, in the Moran Family Life Center at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Terre Haute.
The benefit uses a simple meal of soup and bread to highlight the issues of hunger in the community and encourage people to share their abundance with those in need.
Many talented ceramicists and potters have been invited to create unique bowls to be given to those who attend.
Delicious soups donated by local restaurants and caterers will be available for sample.
Tickets are available in advance for $25 each, which includes the soup bowl created by a local artist. Tickets of $6 will be available for children or those who wish to sample soup but not receive a bowl.
All proceeds will go to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank.
"It's a fun community event for all ages," 2011 event organizer Sister Mary Montgomery said. "We'll enjoy delicious soup, bread and dessert as well as good music, conversation and short programs to learn of all the good happening through Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank in our communities.
"Our presence and/or participation in other ways, makes an important contribution to the on-going work of the foodbank to respond to those hungry in our area."
For more information on tickets or to volunteer for the event, call 812-232-1447.