December 30, 2015 — Area Restaurants to Compete in Annual Fundraiser

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SANTA FE — One of Santa Fe’’s most loved community events is almost here. Souper Bowl XXII will be at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from noon to 2:30 p.m., on January 30, 2016.

This year’’s fundraiser will host 29 restaurants competing for best soup in four categories: Best Cream Soup, Best Seafood Soup, Best Vegetarian Soup —and all restaurants will compete for the title of Best Overall Soup. For the list of participating restaurants go to:

In addition to participating in the soup competition, attendees will have opportunities to purchase cookbooks filled with recipes from area chefs. All proceeds from the event go directly to feeding Northern New Mexicans in need.

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

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 335,000 meals to people in need–the most vulnerable of our community–children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.