January 11, 2015 — Souper Bowl Fundraiser Saturday

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SANTA FE —– The 21st annual Souper Bowl, presented by Beaver Toyota and The Food Depot, is at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from noon to 2:30 p.m., on January 17, 2015.

This year’s event will host 30 restaurants competing for best soup in four categories: Best Cream Soup, Best Seafood Soup, Best Vegetarian Soup and Best Savory Soup — and all restaurants will compete for the title of Best Overall Soup. For the list of participating restaurants go to: www.thefooddepot.org/SouperBowl.

In addition to participating in the soup competition, attendees will have opportunities to bid on wonderful silent auction items and purchase cookbooks filled with recipes from area chefs. All proceeds from the event go directly to feeding hungry Northern New Mexicans.

Purchase tickets in advance: $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12 years, children ages 5 years and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased in person in Santa Fe at the Lensic box office, 211 W. San Francisco St., by phone at 505-988-1234, or online at http://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1561.

The Food Depot is committed to ending hunger in Northern New Mexico. As the food bank for nine Northern New Mexico counties, The Food Depot provides food to more than 145 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, hot meal programs, homeless shelters, youth programs, senior centers, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. This service enables these agencies to stay focused on their primary missions such as sheltering homeless families, providing hot meals to the homebound and offering life skills development to youth. The food bank distributes an average of 400,000 pounds of food and household products each month, providing more than 500,000 meals to people in need–the most vulnerable of our community–children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.