Eleven of Frederick, Maryland's finest restaurants compete for the best soup

Souper Sunday is organized by the Frederick Rescue Mission to help those in need

FREDERICK, Md. - You've heard of the battle of the sexes, now get ready for the battle of the soups! The Frederick Rescue Mission who held their 6th annual Souper Sunday and eleven top restaurants donated soup to compete in a battle of Frederick’s finest.

About 400 people were in downtown Frederick to experience the battle of the soups organized by the Frederick Rescue Mission.

"It’s a good chance to bring everybody together in a positive way, a lot of things are going on in our country and community," said Arnold Farlow, Executive Director - Frederick Rescue Mission.

The organization does more than feed those who are in need in the community.

"We have a clothing distribution center where we give out clothes to families every day, we have a yearlong program for men who struggle with addiction," said Mike Greenberg, Fundraising & Events Specialist - Frederick Rescue Mission.

Organizers had over 250 bowls made by the Clay Studio.

"We don’t take any government funding so we are completely dependent on the community for donations so events like this are really important for us," said Greenberg.

Hundreds of people were trying out 11 different soups to vote on the best. Some locals share why they supported today's cause.

"I see how everyone plays a role in our community and then especially where the benefits are going towards the rescue mission and see how many lives are being changed," said Kiyan Sheraz, Mount Saint Mary's intern.

"Seeing the guys and what they've been through in their life, I just want to help them out," said Oda Assimaidou, Mount Saint Mary's intern.

The soup battle brought the Frederick Rescue Missions goal to over $12,000.00.

The winner of the soup battle was butternut squash soup from Lazy Fish in Frederick.

Local restaurants competing in the Souper Sunday challenge:

Dutch's Daughter

Lazy Fish


Frederick Coffee Co.

Bj's restaurant

Ayse meze

Tasting Room

Main Cup

Hootch & Banter

Morgan's American Grill

Brewer's Alley

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