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A Santa Fe tradition continues on Saturday, Jan. 30, when The Food Depot (Northern New Mexico’s food bank) presents Souper Bowl XVI from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s soup competition, auction, tasting, and fundraiser brings more than 30 restaurants together to do battle in the vegetarian, sweet, savory, and seafood categories and to strive for the overall “Best Soup in Santa Fe” award. The competitive cavalcade of cauldron-cooked concoctions takes place every year to help The Food Depot stock its pantry so it can continue to feed Northern New Mexico’s foodinsecure populations. According to the USDA Economic Research Service’s most recent report on food insecurity in the United States— you can read it at ers.usda.gov/publications/err83— up to 14.1 percent of New Mexico households experienced low or very low food security between 2006 and 2008. A chance to help make that percentage smaller— and the opportunity to taste some damn fine potage— awaits at the Souper Bowl, which takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201W. Marcy St.). Tickets for this event go fast, and only 1000 are available this year. Advanced tickets are $25, $10 for children ages 6 to 12, and are available at The Food Depot, 1222 Siler Road, 471-1633, and online at thefooddepot.org. Tickets are also available at the door for $30 and $10 for children.