Give back with a bowl of soup

Painting a bowl at Gallery 303 for Soup's On for All
Painting a bowl at Gallery 303 for Soup's On for All

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) More than 1,000 people are expected to step out on January 25 for an evening of entertainment, live music, and lots of homemade soup.

Soup’s On For All takes place at 6:30 p.m. and the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. It is the biggest benefit of the year for the food programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

The event starts well ahead of time, when participants come in to Gallery 303 to paint a bowl. Each bowl costs $8 to paint, which goes to pay for food for God’s Kitchen. Anyone can come in and paint a bowl. It’s great for kids, families, church groups, school trips, and ladies’ night out. After the bowls are painted, they are numbered, glazed, and fired in a kiln. The number allows anyone who comes to Soup’s On to know who painted their bowl.

Gallery 303 is open all year long for anyone who has an artistic itch and wants to help raise funds to feed people in need. You can plan to go to the gallery with a friend or for a group outing like a bridal shower or office, club, or church group outing. They even have bowl painting kits you can bring home or to your event, then return your painted bowls to God’s Kitchen for firing.

Thousands of donated bowls will be available to those attending Soup’s On for All. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door and include a hand-painted bowl.

Another Soup’s On for All event takes place on the lakeshore on Wednesday, March 2, to benefit the Muskegon food pantry. It is at 6 p.m. at Trillium Events Center in Spring Lake. Tickets are $40 per person.

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