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The 11th Annual Boston SOUPER BOWL
Haley House Bakery Cafe
Roxbury, MA
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The 11th Annual Boston SOUPER BOWL
On Sunday, February 10th, from 2-6 PM at Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury's Dudley Square, more than a dozen phenomenal chefs will serve soups made from locally sourced ingredients to benefit Haley House's programs which include a soup kitchen, housing, education and training, and social enterprise.

Upon entering, attendees select a handcrafted ceramic bowl, courtesy of MassArt's Center for Community Partnerships and Clay for Change. Moving from station to station, guests will be treated to delicious soups produced with locally sourced ingredients! At the end of the event, attendees are invited to take their handmade bowls home with them.

Ingredients for the Souper Bowl are sourced from a selection of local farms and purveyors and Iggy's Bread generously donates bread. A selection of soups featured in the past: Butternut Squash & Apple, Cream of Carrot, French Onion, Kabocha Mash, Kale, Pea Tendril, Pork & Bean, Root Vegetable & Lentil, Scotch Broth, Seafood Chowder, Mannish Water (Goats Head Soup), and Sweet & Spicy Parsnip. Confirmed chef partners for this event include: Cuisine En Locale, Mei Mei, Future Chefs, BOS Up, and Boston Day and Evening Academy, in addition to numerous staff at Haley House Bakery Café.

Brief History of this Event: In 2009, the Boston Locavores, an informal group interested in supporting the local food movement, approached Haley House Bakery Café with the concept of a tasting event spotlighting locally sourced soups and the "Souper Bowl" was born. Eight years ago, MassArt's Clay for Change student organization proposed a partnership to make bowls for this event (as part of the Empty Bowls movement), to support Haley House. For the past several years, MassArt's Center for Art and Community Partnerships has collaborated by coordinating community bowl-making workshops that add to the richness of the event.

About the Souper Bowl Partners:
Haley House: Haley House's overall mission is to foster health, hope, and economic independence while challenging the root causes of poverty and injustice. Over the course of its 50+ year history, Haley House has expanded creatively in response to the needs of those who have come to our doors. Despite our growth, Haley House maintains an intimate sense of community that inspires and supports personal and societal change. We remain deeply rooted in our two Boston neighborhoods: the South End (since 1966) and Roxbury (since 2005).

Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) founded in 1873, has a legacy of leadership as the only independent public college of art and design in the country and the nation's first art school to grant a degree. MassArt is dedicated to authentic and mutually beneficial community engagement through public programming, curricular opportunities, and collaborations like Haley House's Souper Bowl. MassArt's artists and designers are committed to making a difference in their local communities and around the world.

Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP): The Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) at MassArt believes that art and design are dynamic, transformative, tools in building a nurturing community. CACP embraces inclusive, collaborative, approaches to create artful opportunities in which the college community and the wider public create and learn with one another. For the past several years CACP has deepened and extended the Souper Bowl collaboration between Haley House and MassArt to include ceramics workshops and this year, a cooking class at Haley House! These "skill share" workshops bring CACP staff, Clay for Change students, Ceramics faculty and members of the Haley House community together to create and glaze ceramic bowls at MassArt and then cook and eat together at the Haley House instructional kitchen. These workshops allow members of the Haley House community and members of the MassArt community to build awareness, connections and new creative skills!

Clay for Change: Clay for Change is a student organization at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The organization works to build strong connections between MassArt and the wider community through the arts and ceramics in particular. "Empty Bowls" is one of Clay for Change's primary initiatives.

About Empty Bowls:
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: handcrafted ceramic bowls are created, guests are invited to enjoy soup within the bowl and for a cash donation they keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity - in this case, Haley House.


Haley House Bakery Cafe (View)
12 Dade Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States


Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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