SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – On Saturday, locals gathered for a soup-off to help feed those in need.
Beginning at noon, Siouxlanders gathered at Marty’s Tap to compete for the best homemade soup.
Participants were asked to give twenty dollars at the door for the fundraiser.
Half of each person’s entrance fee was donated to the Sioux City Soup Kitchen.
The other half of the fee is pooled and given to the top two soup-off winners.
Last year, owners say that they had 15 entries at the first annual soup off.
Popularity from the event inspired the owners to have another competition this year.
“It feels like a family and community here so when you do these events it’s a little competition between some of the regulars that come in but its a good competition. It’s fun. People like to get together people like to eat, they like to drink so why not combine them both and have a great day,” says Nickie Quinn, Co-Owner of Marty’s Tap.
Last year about 2 to 3 hundred dollars was donated to the soup kitchen.