“A Simple Meal For Basic Needs”

by Danielle Cotterman on October 16, 2011 at 6:36 am

A simple meal to meet basic needs. Hundreds came out Sunday afternoon to enjoy the "Souper Bowl."

The benefit luncheon at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors served up soup, sandwiches and desert. All proceeds of the day will be divided between 8 area non profit organizations.

"There is been a lot of local organizations with need, a lot of people who just can’t get by and we thought the recipient organizations were very worthy ones," said Volunteer David Klein. "Of course, times haven’t been good and we’re trying to help more organizations and more people, so we’re trying to help more every year."

Klein was one of the original pioneers of the Souper Bowl. Over the years the lunch has raised more than $120,000 all of which has gone right back into the community.

"My favorite part is just seeing everybody work together, said Co-Chair Marcy White. "We start in May with the and everybody takes a piece of it and we just put all the pieces together and this is what we came up with."

Last year the Souper Bowl served 834 meals, this year they hope to serve more than a thousand.