13th Annual Holliston Pantry Shelf SOUPerBowl 2020

From Keely Krantz

The Holliston Pantry Shelf SOUPer Bowl 2020 will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 5 – 7:30 pm at Christ The King Lutheran Church, located at 600 Central Street in Holliston, MA.  Holliston residents and those of surrounding communities are encouraged to gather together and enjoy delicious soups donated by local businesses.   The SOUPer Bowl is celebrating its 13th year and is the single largest fundraising event for the Holliston Pantry Shelf. 

“We are so grateful to all of the individuals and businesses that support us year after year in our largest annual fundraiser,” said Keely Krantz, President of Holliston Pantry Shelf.  “The proceeds from this event go directly toward helping the 200 families in town that rely on our community for food assistance.”

The SOUPer Bowl dinner features gourmet soups donated by local businesses.  Fresh breads, beverages and desserts are also included in the meal.  Guests will also have a chance to win exciting prizes in a raffle drawing that features goods and services donated by local businesses and individual families.  

Soups from the following businesses will be featured this year:

  • Bazels
  • Bertucci’s
  • Corner Market
  • Outpost Farm
  • Superette
  • Holliston Pantry Shelf
  • Nestle

The Pantry Shelf also announced that 26 local businesses and families donated “Mug Sponsorships”.  The 2020 Mug Sponsors include:

Tickets are being sold at Coffee Haven, Holliston Superette and Town Clerk’s Office. Adults 12 and older are $15, Seniors 65+ and children 6 to 11 are $10, and admission is free for children up to 5 years.

The Holliston Pantry Shelf serves close to 200 families in town, and is entirely operated and staffed by volunteers in the community.    Any resident of Holliston may go to the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall to obtain a Panty ID card, which entitles them to shop weekly at the Pantry.  Shoppers do not need to demonstrate any need, and their identities are kept strictly confidential.

The Holliston Pantry Shelf is located at 73 Charles Street.   Donations are always welcome.  Pantry Hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 2 pm, and evening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 7:30 pm.   If the Pantry is closed, donations can be placed in the large box directly outside the Pantry entrance.

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