CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Students, teachers, art and soup might make for odd menu choices.
On Sunday, however, they made a delicious combination that helped the less fortunate.
The Chambersburg Area Senior High School art department hosted Soup for Soul to benefit South Central Community Action Programs’ food pantry. Each ticket holder received a bowl made by youths or an area artisan, then had that bowl filled with soup made by a chef.
Organizers hoped to raise $3,000 for the food pantry.
“Each bowl represents an empty bowl in someone’s home,” said Holly Strayer, an art teacher.
Strayer and fellow teacher Nicole Jacobs based Soup for Soul off a similar event in Washington County.
They wanted proceeds to be used locally, in part because nearly half of Chambersburg students meet federal guidelines to receive free- or reduced-cost lunch assistance.
“That number is just staggering. ... Maybe the only meal they get is at school,” Jacobs said.