SoDel to sponsor Sussex Empty Bowls event April 30 in Lewes

April 20, 2017

The Rehoboth Beach Rotary Club announced that SoDel Cares has become the main sponsor of the second annual Sussex County Empty Bowls: Fighting Hunger One Bowl at a Time event. The fundraiser will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish Hall in Lewes.

In Delaware, one in five children struggles with hunger. That's why, in honoring and keeping the vision of founder Matt Haley, SoDel Cares joins with the Rehoboth Art League's Open Pottery Studio and School, and the Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club together with their sponsors and partners to fight hunger one bowl at a time. RAL Open Pottery Studio and School students have created over 500 unique bowls for this event.

For $25, participants will receive a hand-thrown bowl and dine on delicious soups from SoDel Concepts restaurants including Blue Coast Seafood Grill and Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach; Fish On and Matt's Fish Camp, Lewes; and the Clubhouse at Baywood, Long Neck. There will be breads and cookies from Old World Breads, and ice cream from King's Homemade Ice Cream.

Participants will be serenaded by local musicians including CAMP Rehoboth Chorus and the Cape Henlopen High School Jazz Ensemble. This year's event will also feature a wine bar.

Proceeds will go to the Harry K Foundation to fund food pantries in Sussex County schools and increase the number of backpacks filled with food to help sustain hungry children through weekends and over holidays. The event will also support Miriam's Table, a group currently working to provide meals for children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Miriam's Table works with the Central Congo Episcopal Area in partnership with three conferences of the United Methodist Church: Peninsula Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western Carolina.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Ray Bryant at 607-215-1427 or Pat Campbell-White at 302-542-1488 or go to