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'Souper Bowl' for the hungry held in Johnson City

By Angela Yingling
Published On: Feb 22 2013 03:53:01 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 22 2013 04:50:48 PM CST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Football season may be over, but some people were taking part in 'Souper Bowl Friday' in Johnson City.

The 17th annual Souper Bowl for the Hungry took place Friday afternoon to raise money for the Salvation Army of Washington, Carter and Unicoi Counties.

Each year the luncheon features a well-known football figure and this year former Chicago Bears Hall of Fame defensive end/tackle Dan Hampton spoke to the crowd of more than 400. “A little bit means a lot and that's what today is. Is it going to change the way a lot of people are able to live their life next year? Maybe not, but this is going to help,” says Hampton.

Last year the Salvation Army served more than 87,000 meals to the hungry. We’re told that’s valued at more than $436,000.