Chefs at Coligny Plaza restaurants on Hilton Head are pulling out their best soup recipes to benefit Second Helpings food rescue. It’s all in preparation for the second annual SouperBowl of Caring event on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 12 noon to 4 pm at Coligny Plaza.
Oyster Stew from FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, Shrimp Andouille and Sausage Corn Chowder from Big Bamboo Café, and Skillets’ Pimento Cheese and Broccoli are among the delicious soups to be available for sampling that day. Coligny restaurants participating are Sandbar Beach Eats, Frosty Frog, Big Bamboo, Skillets, FISH Casual Coastal Seafood and Lucky Rooster Market Street. Amie Baima from Skillets said the participation by locals who attended last year was indicative of the tremendous support for Second Helpings in the community. She looks forward to an even bigger crowd on Feb. 1!
In addition to soup, there will be live music by Pretty Darn, a local guitar and percussion duo. Beverages will be available from Coligny restaurants.
Coligny owner JR Richardson said the merchants and restaurants are excited to offer the SouperBowl event for the second year. “This is a way for our community to come together to support those who need our help. It’s a great event that draws hundreds of Hilton Head Island locals supporting Second Helpings.”
Just like in 2019, Richardson said there will be volunteers on hand to talk about the need for food assistance in the Lowcountry and to recruit additional Second Helpings volunteers. Second Helpings is a volunteer-driven organization with more than 340 individuals picking up and delivering food to soup kitchens and food pantries in the three-county area.
Tickets to the event are $10 per person and can be purchased at the event or ahead of time through a Facebook link at https://www.facebook.com/events/2487407961586401.
The SouperBowl of Caring is a national event that is designed to “transform the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.” The first SouperBowl of Caring took place in Columbia, SC, in 1990. Since then, millions have been raised to support hunger relief charities around the country.
Second Helpings collects and distributes food valued at $5.5 million from 50 food donors and given to 57 agencies in Jasper, Beaufort, and Hampton counties. It is estimated that approximately 48,000 meals are provided weekly through Second Helpings’ food rescue.
Volunteers and donations are critical to Second Helpings operations since the organization is entirely supported by grants and donations. To find out how you can get involved, go to https://www.secondhelpingslc.org/help-the-hungry.