Souper Bowl Sunday helps feed Kaua‘i’s hungry

PUHI — Even before the big game, the Souper Bowl Sunday event at the Clayworks at Kilohana was nearly sold out, said Susan Pittman.

Orders for the hand-made soup bowls were stacked neatly on the work area shelves while soup patrons were welcomed by the appetizing aroma of Sweet Potato Chili Soup prepared by Gaylord’s Executive Chef Megan Handke.

“I heard she’s known for her soups,” Pittman said, while processing a customer’s to-go order. “It is simply delicious soup.”

Patrons to the Souper Bowl Sunday event, for a donation, received a hand-made ceramic bowl filled with Handke’s soup.

They could enjoy the soup dine-in under Clayworks’ mascot Queen Emma’s watchful eye, or enjoy the soup to-go for dining at another National Football League Super Bowl party elsewhere.

Additionally, all proceeds from the annual charitable event benefits the Lihu‘e Lutheran Church and its Mobile Munchies program, which helps feed hungry people island-wide.

Lihu‘e Lutheran Church also helps with The Salvation Army, Lihu‘e Corps’ Kokua Soup Kitchens on Thursdays with lunch, bringing Mobile Munchies for lunch diners to enjoy later in the day.

“This is my first day out after the flu,” said Elizabeth Mares of Wailua. “I moved here from San Francisco, California, and during Super Bowls, didn’t know what to do with myself. I’m glad they have this event where I can celebrate my first day out after the flu and have something which helps other people on Super Bowl Sunday.”

Mares said she didn’t have plans to watch the game, but instead will be doing errands for the Aloha Peace Project.

“I wanted to go to the Eastside Family Summit yesterday where the Aloha Peace Project was participating, but the flu kept me inside,” she said. “Today, I’ll do some catching up with errands.”

Located at 3-2087 Kaumuali‘i Highway in Puhi, Clayworks is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit, or call 246-2529 for more information.


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