• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 20s

Feed yourself and help the hungry

By Bonney Bowman 8:22 PM January 27, 2014

There are two more Bean's Café Soup Road Show tasting events

ANCHORAGE - When you’re hungry, a bowl of soup can do more than just fill you stomach. It can warm your heart.

Bean’s Café knows this after years of working to feed the hungry in Anchorage.

Now they need your help to continue their work and it all starts with soup.

It’s the Bean’s Café Soup Road Show.

People are invited to try four different soups created by community members, then vote for their two favorites.

The final two soups will be served March 8 at the 20th annual Empty Bowl Project.

“It’s actually our largest special event fundraiser,” said Bean’s Café Executive Director Lisa Sauder. “Last year we raised over $100,000 and that goes a long way to helping feed hungry people right here in Anchorage.”

Bean’s Café served more than 630,000 meals last year. That’s everyone in Anchorage twice, and then some.

“We average about 800 meals a day at the café and we’re doing about 9,100 meals a week through the Children’s Lunchbox right now,” Sauder said.

Rosa Meehan is the creator behind finalist soup “Rosa’s Italian Bean Soup.”

She said she entered for fun and to help feed the hungry.

“Food is so important,” Meehan said. “Sometimes just having something warm in your belly can make a difference in how your day turns out.”

You can get involved by attending two more soup tasting events.

There’s one at the CH2M Hill lobby Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The final event is Wednesday at Side Street Espresso from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Empty Bowl Project is on March 8 at the Egan Center.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Paramo named new ASD superintendent

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 7:46

    Dr. Deena Paramo has been named as the next superintendent of the Anchorage School District. “Dr. Paramo is an innovative and compassionate leader with a strong commitment to public education,” said Anchorage School Board president Kameron Perez-Verdia in a statement. “The board was particularly impressed by her energy, innovative ideas and student-focused thinking.” Paramo, who […]

  • Politics

    Legislature pursues Wells Fargo office space, says current LIO is ‘off the table’

    by Liz Raines on May 03, 7:40

    The Legislative Council voted Monday to negotiate buying the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Minnesota Drive and Benson Boulevard in Anchorage at an amount not to exceed $12.5 million. Sen. Gary Stevens, chair of the council, said purchase of the downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office is now “off the table” after Gov. Bill […]

  • News

    Birch pollen count in Fairbanks sets new record

    by Associated Press on May 03, 6:00

    Fairbanks’s birch pollen count this year has set a new city record. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the birch pollen count at the Tanana Valley Clinic was 4,290 on Monday, shattering the previous record of 3,900 from two years ago. [Related: Alaska allergy season starts early, expected to last longer] Laboratory technician Susan Harry, who […]

  • Politics

    Alaska House takes up crime bill on day 105 of session

    by Liz Raines on May 02, 22:52

    It’s been 15 days since the legislative session was supposed to be over. Members of House leadership say they have to pass a budget before gaveling out, but they spent Monday working on a different measure. Senate Bill 91 would revamp the way the state approaches criminal justice. Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Corrections […]

  • News

    Anchorage students raise money for victims of Ecuador earthquake

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 02, 20:33

    A group of Anchorage middle school students is raising money for the people most affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 65o people in Ecuador’s northwest coast two weeks ago. Elizabeth Renteria’s Spanish class at Central Middle School is selling homemade bracelets for $1 as part of an ongoing […]

  • Sports

    Dimond High School hockey star signs to play college football

    by Jake Edmonds on May 02, 20:22

    When Chris Gardeline started playing hockey at 8-years-old, his goal was to one day make it to the college level. He never expected it would be on the gridiron. Gardeline was a goalie for the Dimond High School Lynx. After wrapping up his senior season on the ice, his football friends convinced him to join […]

  • Lifestyle

    Lasers replace traditional drills at local Anchorage dentist office

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 02, 20:05

    For some people, a trip to the dentist can be trauma inducing. Finding out you need a root canal or even a cavity filled isn’t fun, but what if you could have those procedures done without using needles or drills? One local dentist says it’s possible with lasers. Dr. Kirk Johnson has used lasers in […]

  • News

    Anchorage’s first food truck hub opens for summer

    by Shannon Ballard on May 02, 19:59

    Can’t decide where to eat for lunch? There are now several more options in downtown Anchorage. The city’s first food truck hub opened on Monday at the corner of Eighth Avenue and K Street. Known as “K Street Eats,” many vendors are hoping it will be boost to their business. Sugar House Waffles has been in […]