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The Souper Bowl is an annual fundraiser to benefit The Food Depot and will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Local restaurants are encouraged to get involved in this community event.
Restaurants can sign up for participation in the 20th annual Souper Bowl by calling Sherry Hooper at 471-1633, ext. 10, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited to 28 restaurants.
At the 2014 event, The Food Depot will continue the tradition by selling cookbooks featuring soup recipes from local restaurants. Recipes can be one of the chef’s creations, perhaps a soup they’ve entered into Souper Bowl competition, or one they feature on their menu. They can also create a new soup for the cookbook.
Deadline for recipes is Nov. 22. The food bank is requesting soup recipes for a serving of six to eight. Restaurants providing recipes do not have to participate in Souper Bowl to have their recipe in the cookbook. To submit a recipe, email to email@example.com, or mail to The Food Depot at 1222-A Siler Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507.
Local businesses can help by sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available at levels ranging from $300 to $5,000, and can be given in cash or in-kind services. Sponsors will reap many benefits at any level. Contact Hooper for more information. Several sponsors are already on board: Gold level — City of Santa Fe; Silver level — Alphagraphics, Flow Science and Starbucks; Bronze level — Century Bank and SignPlex; Sponsor level — Wilson Transfer and Storage, Inc.
The Souper Bowl silent auction is a big hit with guests at the event, and offers another opportunity to raise funds for The Food Depot’s hunger-relief efforts. To contribute an items to the silent auction, contact Jill Gentry at 471-1633, ext. 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Souper Bowl and the many ways to get involved, visit The Food Depot’s website at thefooddepot.org.
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 135 not-for-profit 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 the community — children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.