Going on its 23rd year, the Salvation Army is set to host its annual Souper Bowl fundraiser on Sunday, February 2, at the Sparkman Auditorium at the Mississippi Ag Museum in Jackson. The Salvation Army’s mission has remained the same since the day it began – to preach the gospel of Jesus and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination – and the Souper Bowl helps accomplish that mission.
The annual event features soups and desserts donated by several local restaurants, and local celebrities volunteer to serve during the event. Past servers have included many Jackson area TV and radio personalities and Miss Mississippi and Miss Mississippi Teen USA, along with several other familiar faces. In the past, Souper Bowl-goers have enjoyed soup from places all over the metro area like Amerigo, Georgia Blue, Iron Horse Grill, Newk’s, Sombra, Local 463, and several other local favorites. There will even be soup for purchase from a handful of vendors.
Attendees can taste as many soups and desserts as they please, and they are encouraged to hang out to enjoy entertainment like live music, a silent auction, games, and a tailgate tent from which they can purchase different gifts and goodies to take to Super Bowl parties they might be attending later on in the evening.
Tickets to the Souper Bowl are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Each adult ticket purchased includes a handmade, collectible bowl from The Mustard Seed, another local non-profit organization. All proceeds from ticket sales go toward helping Salvation Army shelters and families in need. Last year’s event was attended by over 400 people, including the Governor and First Lady, and over $46,000 was raised.
Kick off your Super Bowl Sunday with Salvation Army and help them exceed last year’s money raised. The event kicks off at 11 a.m., just in time for lunch, and tickets can be purchased at salvationarmy.org/Jackson. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the door.