Fundraiser provides tasty lunchtime option

NANAIMO – Souperbowl fundraiser benefits Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy and Nanaimo Brain Injury Society.

If you haven’t decided what you’re doing for lunch today, Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy and Nanaimo Brain Injury Society are hosting the 2013 Souperbowl.

The lunch hour fundraiser gives patrons a great tasting bowl of soup and they get to keep the bowls created and donated by local artisans – all for the cost of suggested donations that support the non-profit societies hosting the events.

Gabriola chicken soup and a vegetarian recipe have been cooked up by members of the brain injury society.

This is the first year the two societies have joined for a Souperbowl event.

“The bowls are from various potters and groups,” said Jeorge McGladrey, Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy executive director. “All local. People actually get to keep the bowl that they want to make the donation for.”

Souperbowl 2012 raised about $700. McGladrey said the groups hope to raise at least $1,000 this at this year’s event.

The Souperbowl happens today (Nov. 14) 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society club house, 285 Prideaux St.