Hillbilly Hollow in Eagle River will host a Soup Walk this Saturday, Oct. 3, with 10% of the proceeds from all homemade soup sales going to Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) Inc.

“We are excited to be able to help feed local children from food insecure homes,” said Hillbilly Hollow owner Kathy Martin.

The store, located at 708 E. Wall Street, features 16 varieties of from-scratch homemade soups.

“A few of our customer’s favorite soups are cheesy beer brat, chicken tortilla, stuffed pepper, tomato basil bisque, Sicilian sausage, beef vegetable barley and corn chowder,” Martin said. “Mix and match your favorite flavors to help the kids.”

Soups can be purchased in 16-ounce or 32-ounce containers. A free mini loaf of bread is included with the purchase of 2 quarts of soup (four 16-ounce) or (two 32-ounce) selections. 

“Tasting samples are available, so you only take home the soups you love,” concluded Martin.

FORK President Perry Pokrandt said he is excited that Hillbilly Hollow is hosting the Soup Walk.

“When FORK was created, we had hoped for individuals, organizations and businesses like Hillbilly Hollow to step forward to help us to feed our rural kids,” said Pokrandt. “This is the kind of event that represents a win for everyone involved, especially the children.”

FORK is a registered 501(c)(3) and was created to provide nutritional support to school-aged children from food insecure homes within the Northland Pines School District. 

Individuals wishing to donate to FORK can do so directly on their website at FeedOurRuralKids.org; or they can drop off a donation this Saturday, Oct. 3, at Hillbilly Hollow.