Buehler’s Fresh Foods hosts “Empty Bowls Drive-Thru Soup Event”
to benefit A Whole Community, Inc.

Event Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 3:00-6:30 PM in the Buehler’s Milltown store parking lot

Buehler’s “Empty Bowls Drive-Thru Soup Event” on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 3:00-6:30 PM will offer a Soup Dinner (16 oz. soup, 2 dinner rolls, and 1 pumpkin donut) for $10.00.  Optional pottery bowls donated by Jack Rogers will also be available for an additional $10.00.  The proceeds from the event will assist A Whole Community, Inc. (AWC) with its Community Food Project.  AWC gathers surplus produce from local farms and shares with local food pantries, free meal sites, and low-income neighborhoods to reduce food waste and increase farm-fresh produce to those in need.

A Whole Community, Inc. (AWC) is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit organization that helps individuals, families, and communities transition to wholeness.  This is AWC’s fourth year operating a Community Food Project, which has three goals: 1) Reduce food waste, 2) Increase farm-fresh produce offered to those in need at food pantries, community meal sites, and low-income neighborhoods, and 3) Increase nutrition.

In 2019, AWC received over 136,000 pounds of farm-fresh produce from 72 farms, which was delivered to 55 food pantries, free meal sites, and low-income neighborhoods, that fed over 5,000 individuals monthly (Mid-June through Mid-October).

For more information on A Whole Community, Inc., visit AWCinc.org or like A Whole Community, Inc. on Facebook.

Karen Potter, Executive Director for A Whole Community, Inc., shared “We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with Buehler’s Fresh Foods on this event, which will ultimately help feed those in need locally. Buehler’s has been supportive of AWC by donating soup for our other fundraising events in the past. This year has new challenges in many ways for many people. I appreciate the creativity of Buehler’s staff in coming up with a way to make this event safe with social distancing, while raising funds to help others.  Buehler’s Fresh Foods cares about their community.” 

“We are thrilled to partner with A Whole Community to provide food for this unique fundraising event. We’re thankful to be able to help raise money to feed individuals in our local community that are in need,” said Jennifer Hudson, Director of Marketing at Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

About Buehler’s

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is an employee-owned company (ESOP) and operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio. Buehler’s also operates North Court Beverage in Medina.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.buehlers.com.