Filling bowls with soup helps local food pantry

By NICHOLAS SAKELARIS | CoServ

Unlimited soups, fellowship and a great cause come together at the Soup-N-Bowl in The Colony this month.

Tickets are on sale now for the event with proceeds benefitting the NTX Community Food Pantry. Admission includes unlimited bowls of chef-prepared soups donated from local restaurants. 

The event is set for May 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cascades At The Colony Conference Center, 5909 Stone Creek Drive, The Colony. It’s a come and go event.

CoServ is one of the main sponsors for the event.

The food is served by familiar faces like the mayor, council members, fire and police chiefs, city manager and others.

“It’s become quite the social event for the town because you get to see your neighbors that you may not have seen for a while,” said Karen McGuffin, co-chair of the 2021 Soup-N-Bowl event.

Because the NTX Community Food Pantry buys food below wholesale price, a dollar goes a long way toward feeding our community. The amount of people coming to the non-profit organization seeking food has never been greater because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gina Harrison, CEO of the NTX Community Food Pantry, said they served more than 7,000 families, about 28,840 individuals, in 2020. That’s about 5,000 more people than the previous year.

While the pantry serves The Colony and surrounding area, many of their clients come from the 75056 zip code, identified by Feeding America as the most food insecure area of Denton County.

“The Soup-N-Bowl is our main fundraiser for the year and that’s where we’re going to try to raise enough money to help us with our food budget so we can purchase food but also we have to pay rent, electric and other things, overhead to keep our doors open,” Gina said.

The 12th annual event is typically held the week before the NFL Super Bowl but this year it was pushed back to May because of COVID-19.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit ntxsnb.com.

Ticket Prices

 
Adult ticket  13 to 54 years old $20
Kid ticket  Ages 6 to 12 years old $10
Family ticket  2 adults & kids (3 or fewer) $50
Senior ticket  Age 55 and over $17
Active duty military ticket      $17

                      

               

 

 

 

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