EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Atlantic Christian School will host its Bowls of Hope fundraiser Saturday to benefit its educational programs, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and the local food bank.

“One of the important lessons we teach our students is to be ready to share God’s love with others through our words and actions,” Chief School Administrator Karen Oblen said in a news release. “We look forward to being able to bless the needy in our community by sharing the proceeds from Bowls of Hope with the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and donating canned soup to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.”

Bowls of Hope, which began as a relief fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy, allows attendees to sample a variety of soups prepared by 16 local restaurants and chefs and then vote on their favorite. Atlantic Christian students volunteer to serve and greet.

In addition to the soup tasting, cans of soup and other nonperishable items are being collected for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.

The winning restaurant will receive the Golden Spoon Award. There will also be live music, and a silent auction.

Participating restaurants and chefs are the Atlantic City Rescue Mission kitchen, Brick House Pub and Grille, Carluccio’s, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Eat Clean Organization, Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar, The Original Soupman Deli, Sadia’s Tea & Coffee, Sal’s Coal Fired Pizza, Sofia Restaurant, Steve & Cookies by the Bay, Tacocat, Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, Varsity Inn, Whisk Bakery & Café, and The Windjammer.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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