Hillbilly Hollow Schedules Soup Walk to Benefit FORK

By Vilas News-Review, Posted on September 28, 2021

Hillbilly Hollow in downtown Eagle River will again provide homemade soups to benefit FORK. The soup walk will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. —STAFF PHOTO

Hillbilly Hollow’s second annual Soup Walk to Feed Kids will be held this Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“We are excited to once again help Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) to nutritionally support local children from food-insecure homes,” said Hillbilly Hollow owner Kathy Martin. “A percentage of the proceeds from all homemade soup sales on Saturday will be donated to FORK.”

Martin noted that the soup walk will feature 13 varieties of Hillbilly Hollow’s homemade soups, including a few customer favorites such as beef barley vegetable, cheesy beer brat, chicken tortilla, stuffed pepper, tomato basil bisque, Sicilian sausage, white chicken chili, and corn chowder.

“Mix and match your favorite flavors to help the kids,” Martin added.

The soup walk offers shoppers a tasting of the various soups before deciding which soups to purchase. Containers are available in either 16- or  32-ounce, and a free mini loaf of bread is included with the purchase of two quarts of soup (either four 16-ounce or two 32-ounce containers).

“FORK is  an organization that manages and funds five local nutrition support programs,” said FORK President Perry Pokrandt. “We could not do what we do for kids without partners like Kathy at Hillbilly Hollow.  We know firsthand the challenge it can be to feed children for many families, and we appreciate Hillbilly Hollow’s continual efforts to aid the food insecurity issue in our communities.”

Hillbilly Hollow is located at 708 E. Wall St. in Eagle River.

Feed Our Rural Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides nutritional support to children from food- insecure homes within eastern and central Vilas County.

Individuals who would like to donate to FORK can do so online at feedourruralkids.org or by dropping off their donation during the soup walk.

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