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Every year hundreds of bowls get made by the community, then the empty bowls get filled with soup for a donation at Racine Festival Hall — it’s tradition. The fundraiser brings the community together to enjoy the work of area artists, schools, bakeries, restaurants, entertainers and generous businesses like you to raise funds that benefit the Racine County Food Bank and HALO (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization). For 11-year-old Lilah Behrands she loved showing up to help support the community. “The soup is good too,” she said. Pastor Holly Anderson Anderle, who also runs the Monday night meal program at the Hospitality Center, said she comes to the event because anytime you bring together the community to support a cause, it a good thing. “It brings an awareness of the importance of the cause,” she said. “But it also binds the community together. They talk and share about how to help bring about a solution around everything from homelessness to hunger.”  

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In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.