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Reynolds Homestead and Chamber of Commerce Partner to Host Empty Bowls Soup Sale

February 24, 2021

Empty Bowls still a go

February 22, 2021 (Critz, VA) – This March would normally be the month that the triennial Empty Bowls event to benefit the Patrick County Food Bank would be held. But, of course, these times are anything but normal.


Not wanting the event to be canceled, the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer an Empty Bowls Virtual Soup Sale on March 13 at the Stuart Rotary Memorial Building from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The event is being held in memory of Joni Hunt, past director of the Food Bank and tireless advocate for food security in the county. Joni passed away from cancer in January of 2020.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank, which has seen an increase in need during the pandemic.


Local restaurants and organizations will be contributing soups to the event which will be packaged in quarts and labeled with ingredients. Primland, the Reynolds Homestead, and One Family Productions are contributing soups, and more will be added before March 1. Each quart is $10.00 and a commemorative ceramic soup bowl will be given for every 2 quarts of soup purchased.


Orders can be placed online at the Patrick County Chamber website beginning Monday, March 1 through Thursday, March 11. For those who wish to purchase tickets in person, these will be available at the Chamber (334 Patrick Avenue) on Monday-Thursday during regular business hours.


The event on March 13 will feature a drive in pickup service to assure proper safety protocols. Purchasers should bring their receipt and a volunteer will bring their orders out to the vehicle.


Questions about the event may be directed to Lisa Martin at the Reynolds Homestead,