The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank hosted the 15th Annual Soup Supper & Auction Saturday, August 27th at Kenai Central High School. The theme is an empty bowl event, featuring original hand thrown pottery bowls created by local potters and members of the Kenai Potter's Guild. According to Food Bank executive director Linda Swarner the event which is their major fund raiser was very successful with local restaurants and chefs providing a variety of delicious soups that included halibut chowder, chicken noodle soup, shrimp fajita, and a true vegetarian soup for the over 400 attendees and volunteers. Accompanying the soups were beautiful bread baskets and deserts featured creations by Cold Stone Creamery and two chocolate fountains.
Governor Sean and Sandy Parnell, Representative Kurt Olson and his wife Barbra were among the VIP servers along with many others that included the Soldotna Lions club and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints youth group.
Funds raised during the silent and live auction provide funding for necessary operating items such as utilities and food supplies for the four Kenai Peninsula Food Bank feeding programs. "We feed people because no one deserves to be hungry and we are grateful for all who turned out for our 15th Soup Supper, thank you," said Swarner. To get more information about the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank call 262-3111 or visit kpfoodbank.org or become a friend on Facebook.