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Soup’s On

Light House crab soup. Photo courtesy Light House Bistro.

Annual event serves up soup recipes for shelter donations 

By Kathy Knotts 

On a cold snowy February day, what could be better than soup? How about a soup created by local chefs and notables for a good cause? 

Heritage Baptist Church’s annual and popular SOUPer Bowl fundraiser for the Light House Homeless Prevention Center has gone virtual this year, opting to instead share soup recipes in exchange for donations.  

The 15th year of this fundraiser includes the following creations from these SOUPer chefs: Chef Zachary Pope’s Baked Potato Soup; Light House Bistro’s Creamy Crab Soup; Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley’s Smoky Haddock Corn Chowder; Heritage Baptist pastor Scott Shelton’s Zuppa Toscana Soup; Light House Executive Director Jo Ann Mattson’s Posole Stew; Annapolis home chef Vicki Robertson’s Chicken Taco Soup; Heritage Baptist liaison to Light House Carole Burchette’s Hamburger Soup; and Blackwall Barn & Lodge Chef Neal Langermann’s Butternut Squash Soup. 

The recipes are being posted daily on the church’s Facebook page (@heritageannapolis), with the final one posting Sunday, Feb. 7, the same day as the NFL’s biggest game of the year. 

Donors are asked to give at www.heritageloves.com/souper-bowl. Look for the Online Giving button, and on the next screen fill out an amount and click “Give Now,” and on the next screen select “SOUPer Bowl” in the dropdown menu under “Types of Giving.” One hundred percent of funds donated will go to the Light House Homeless Prevention Center. Heritage Baptist is an affiliate congregational partner of the Light House. For more information, contact the church office at 410-263-6680, or email SOUPer Bowl coordinator Lea Hurt ([email protected]).