DAVIDSON – Get ready for a lot of soup. On Feb. 2, the Davidson Housing Coalition will host its annual “Souper Bowl” to raise money for Hands Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely.

Created in 2005, HAMMERS is a collaborative effort of the housing coalition and Davidson College formed to reduce the threats to life, health and safety of homeowners living in low-income areas of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville.

HAMMERS has  repaired 113 homes.

Eight area restaurants will serve their tastiest soup creations 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building on the Davidson College campus.

Participating restaurants are Brickhouse Tavern, Jeffrey’s Restaurant, Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, Armin’s Catering, Campania Café & Trattoria, Toast Café, Restaurant X and Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse.

In addition to sampling savory soup, patrons will be invited to vote for their favorite in several categories: best chunky, best creamy, best farm to spoon, best vegetarian and most creative. All soups are also eligible for the “best overall” title.

Patrons will also enjoy a dessert from Bird & Bear Cookie Co. or Davidson Chocolate Company as well as live music and a silent auction.

Advance tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children younger than 12. Prices will increase at the door.

Call 704-892-4486 or contact Eddison Wilkinson at eddison@davidsonhousing.org for more information.