2nd annual HomewardBound Soup Off

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Crockpots lined tables inside HomewardBound off of North Avenue today as they cooked up a little competition.

Cooks entered their soups for $20 to be judged. Folks stopped by and for a donation of any amount, got to taste and vote for their favorite. HomewardBound was serving up this soup for a good cause: to help the homeless in our community. Volunteer Cheyanne Gentry says events like this one are important to her because she experienced homelessness during her teenage years.

"It means the world to me because everybody has challenges and not everybody's life moves perfectly. The fact that they're here to support people, when those challenges smack them in the face, with love and warmth and comfort… It means everything,” says Cheyanne Gentry, an Interact Club mentor at GJHS.

The best chili and the best soup were announced at 1:30 today and winners took home a cash prize.

Money also went to benefit HomewardBound in providing more services for the homeless, like the Pathways Village apartments.

Folks with HomewardBound say there's many more Soup Offs in the years ahead.