Souper Bowl 2017
On Saturday, January 28th, the Food Bank’s 2017 Souper Bowl event hosted more than 1,200 people in its warehouse near Jefferson and Singer. Attendees enjoyed scrumptious soups and delectable desserts from nearly 40 area Albuquerque restaurants. In addition, restaurant awards were given in two categories: Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice.
While at the event, attendees selected the People’s Choice winners by submitting a ballot voting for their favorite soup and dessert. The 2017 Souper Bowl People’s Choice awards went to:
People’s Choice – Overall Soup Winners
1st Place and Souper Bowl Champion: Bocadillos Café and Catering
2nd Place: Chumly’s Southwestern
3rd Place: Daily Grind
People’s Choice – Vegetarian Soup Winners
1st Place: Turtle Mountain Brewing Co.
2nd Place: 99 Degrees Seafood
3rd Place: Corn Maiden at the Hyatt
People’s Choice – Dessert Winners
1st Place: Nothing Bundt Cakes
2nd Place: Theombroma Chocolatier
3rd Place: Vic’s Daily Cafe
The final award given out during the annual Souper Bowl event was for Best Booth. Attendees voted for the best decorated booth. The 2017 Best Booth Award went to Zacateca Tacos + Tequila
The Critic’s Choice Awards were chosen by a panel of six judges who rated each soup based on appearance, aroma, texture, spice blend, flavor and overall impression.
Critics’ Choice Winners
1st Place: Chumly’s Southwestern
2nd Place: Sandia Golf Club
3rd Place: Zacateca Tacos + Tequila
Thank you to all our sponsors, our restaurants and guests who attended. You helped us raise important funds for the helping the Food Bank solve hunger in New Mexico.
Special thanks to our 2017 Souper Bowl sponsors and partners!
Take the Volunteer Pledge
Volunteers power Roadrunner Food Bank. It’s as simple as that. We could not help provide food and resources to the 70,000 people in our community who face hunger without the help of volunteers. We invite you to take an active role in solving hunger and join us and the Feeding America network by pledging to volunteer.
When you give your time you get back something amazing in return, maybe even life-changing: The feeling that you personally are helping put food into the hands of people who need it.
It’s proof that no matter what happens in the world, you absolutely have the power to make a difference in the lives of others. But don’t take our word for it. Sign up to volunteer and find out for yourself.
Volunteer activities can range from packing, sorting and prepping food for distribution; helping to staff an event; or providing access to specialized skills. Follow these simple steps to start making a difference in your community:
- Register or contact us to let us know how you’d like to volunteer at the Food Bank either as an individual, with your family, your company, or a group.
- Make your pledge official by registering with our national organization Feeding America here
- Share your experience and the impact of your work on social media to challenge others to also make the pledge. Use #FoodBankVolunteer and #FeedingAmerica in your social posts.
- Already a volunteer? Take the pledge again this year to continue join us hunger.
Donate Your Old Car and Help Feed Others
There’s a brand new way to help feed New Mexicans in need — and at the same time support Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission to solve hunger! Donate your old or used vehicle and turn it into food to feed others in your community.
We accept all types of vehicles as donations: cars, motorcycles, tractors, RVs, trailers – even boats! It doesn’t even matter whether they’re running or not. We’ll take them! Plus, you may qualify for a tax deduction on your vehicle donation.
And donating your vehicle couldn’t be easier. Simply call us at 855-500-7433 or visit us at www.rrfb.org/cars — and we take everything from there.
We’ll arrange a convenient time around your schedule to pick the vehicle up, notify you when your vehicle has been sold, and send you a formal tax receipt letter.
And in the meantime, you can rest assured your generosity has already been put to work to help feed your hungry neighbors.
Turn your old car into food for others!