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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.

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