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After 20 years, Meals On Wheels hosts the final Love Bowls benefit Feb. 9

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(Sheboygan January 15, 2020) – Fresh Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County (FMOW) will host its final Love Bowls benefit 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Sheboygan South High School with entertainment by Tonic Roots (formerly Jjaru.) This is the last chance for people to sample soup from dozens of Sheboygan County restaurants all in one place, take home a beautiful Talavera bowl or plate, and bid on a variety of other colorful Talavera items.

Love Bowls is the longest running benefit for FMOW. For 20 years, proceeds from the event have helped the organization carry out its mission to feed Sheboygan County senior, homebound and disabled residents. Many people have contributed to the event’s success: The local art teachers who worked with students and Love Bowls guests for months ahead of time to make pottery bowls for the event. The Guevara family who personally selected and arranged shipping from Mexico for all the colorful, handcrafted Talavera items that have come through Love Bowls since 2008. The school groups, musicians and others who entertained guests over the years. Untold numbers of volunteers who did everything from setting up tables and ladling soup to washing dishes and collecting trash. And, of course, the multitude of restauranteurs who donated their delicious soups year after year. At its peak, Love Bowls featured more than 70 varieties of soup.

Love Bowls guest choose from hundreds of unique, handcrafted Talavera bowls and plates to
find their favorite.

“We are so grateful for the corporate and foundational support we have received from organizations like Sargento and the Grover Family Foundation – Love Bowls sponsors since its inception,” said Fresh Meals On Wheels CEO Kelly Anderson. “We truly appreciate the time and effort put in by all the wonderful businesses, organizations and individuals who have volunteered over the years, like First Congregational Church and Kohler Credit Union, who have been lending a hand for nearly two decades. Love Bowls would not have been possible without such an outpouring of community support – thank you Sheboygan County!”

Because of high demand, people are encouraged to pre-order tickets. The cost is $25 per person for tickets purchased by noon, Friday, Feb. 7. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door for $30. Children under two years get in free. To purchase tickets, visit www.FreshMealsOnWheels.org or the Fresh Meals On Wheels’ Facebook page, email FreshFood@FreshMealsOnWheels.org, or call FMOW at 920-451-7011.

Since 1970, Fresh Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County has been sending friendly, responsible volunteers out five days a week to deliver hot meals to homebound, elderly and disabled residents throughout Sheboygan County. In 2012, the organization went from contracting with a catering service to serving meals that are made in-house using fresh ingredients grown in the Meals On Wheels gardens and donated by local farmers and growers. Fresh Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County has no waiting list or income restrictions. For more information, call 920-451-7011 or visit www.freshmealsonwheels.org.

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