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Second Stone Soup event raises hunger awareness and celebrates Bishop’s “Bike For Bread”

Friday, Aug. 22 at 11:30 a.m. — RUTLAND — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host its second Stone Soup Celebration event on Friday, Aug. 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. as Lutheran Bishop James Hazelwood of the ELCA New England Synod rides into Rutland on his “Bike For Bread” World Hunger Appeal Ride.

The Bishop’s motorcycle tour through New England this summer will help raise money for  ELCA World Hunger. Stops on the Bishop’s ride also raise awareness of local efforts to curb  hunger, such as the Rutland Meals Challenge to be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in January 2015. Local motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join the ride.

The Rutland Meals Challenge plans to set a Northern New England record early next year, by  packaging 40,000 nutritious rice and bean meals for distribution to food pantries throughout  Rutland County. The meals, which are purchased in bulk from Outreach, Inc., cost 25 cents per  serving. Fundraising is still underway and a 50/50 raffle will be held during the festivities to help  fund the project.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church welcomes members of the community to the Stone Soup  Celebration to share a delicious free lunch prepared by Chef Meggen Hanna. Lawn games,  music and a visit from the Good Food Bus are also planned for the event. Participants are asked to bring vegetables from their garden or other soup items to leave in the soup pots for donation to the Community Cupboard.

For more info, call 508-791-1530.

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