ROTHSCHILD - The Rothschild Pavilion couldn't easily hold the huge number of people on Saturday who wanted something simple â€" soup.
Lines snaked out the door for the 7th annual Empty Bowls event.
Everyone who tried one of 41 different soups will help fight hunger for others in northcentral Wisconsin.
"It's a true reflection of the caring quality of Marathon County," said The Neighbors' Place Executive Director Tom Rau.
The Neighbors' Place food pantry will benefit from the tens of thousands of dollars the event raises.
The yearly Empty Bowls event just keeps growing.
"In the world, and even in our own communities, there are people who go to bed hungry. They have an empty bowl," Rau said.
Empty Bowls is a worldwide push, but the bowls themselves are all local.
"Schools, artists, all kinds of people around the community make ceramic bowls," Rau explained.
Give a donation, fill them with soup, and enjoy.
But don't forget the almost one hundred volunteers.
"We're clearing some tables, we're taking the trays," explained Elyse, a youth volunteer.
"I've been helping her, like she said, and putting down rolls and butter and stuff," said Bella.
"The reflection of the fact that we can have almost a hundred people give part of their Saturday to come down and help us run this is just an indication of the generosity of our community," Rau said proudly.
And to look out across the thousands of people eating soup for The Neighbors' Place food pantry?
Bella put it simply.