JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - For the past 22 years the Salvation Army has hosted their annual SOUPer bowl fundraiser to help win the fight against hunger. And they are doing just that, one bowl at a time.
Local volunteers and businesses came out to serve the best soup tasting in town at the SOUPer bowl event.
For only $25 people enjoyed the best 25 different soups in the Jackson area, as well as desserts and other tasty treats.
Each ticket includes a handcrafted bowl donated by the Mustard Seed. Robert Lyle, Major of the Salvation Army, says they hope to raise over $25,000, and they look forward to using the money raised to do the most good in this community.
“We live in this greatest country in the world, and we have the greatest need in the world. We live in a city a community a state that is known for its hospitality, and an event like this allows people to come out and show people what we are known for," said Lyle.
Lyle says the fundraiser allows them to help the less fortunate, but he says they couldn’t do it without the support of the community.
“From the food that is donated to all the volunteers that come out. It helps us to raise money to help those that are less fortunate. Meals at shelters, food at food pantries, and lodging for the homeless.”
The president of Salvation Army advisory board, John Dorsa, has been attending the event for the past 10 years, and every year he says it keeps getting better.
“It is a fun event and a filling event because I love to eat, and it is also a benefit to the community which can’t be overstated,” said Dorsa