Salvation Army Souper Bowl held to help feed needy families - - Jackson, MS

Salvation Army Souper Bowl held to help feed needy families

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It was not the wings, chips and dips you typically see at Super Bowl parties. 

"I just got through eating a shrimp gumbo, very good," said Bill King.

It was the 14th annual Souper Bowl held at the Ag Museum. 

This wasn't plain chicken noodle soup either.  Over 15 area restaurants served up their gourmet blends.

"I think our favorite so far has been the poblano and corn soup from the Alumni House," said Ken Lassiter. 

"The soup is just wonderful.  I haven't gotten a bad soup yet," said King.

"The key is getting here early enough to get them warmed up and ready to go, then back up," said Randy White with McAlister's Deli who sponsored the event.  "We have a lot of turn over, a lot of soups.  We have probably 30 different soups.  So getting them lined up, heated up and ready to serve."

Helping serve was WLBT's own Cheryl Lasseter and Maggie Wade.  Local artist Gail Pittman signed her signature soup bowls just for the event.  Every tasty gulp helps feed needy families in Jackson.

"We're trying to raise money today for our feed the hungry program for the entire year.  We feed over 40,000 people a year in Jackson.  The money we raise here will help us be able to do that throughout the whole year," said Salvation Army Captain Ken Chapman. 

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