Soup Sunday Helps Child Sex Abuse Victims - Erika Kurre
Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 12:54 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, TN - It's Soup Sunday, serving up help for children who are victims of sexual abuse.
The event, in its 21st year, is gathering more attention and support as more restaurants dish up.
Lines of people, more than 1,500 waiting to be served.
It's an aggressive soup tasting featuring 51 of Nashville's finest restaurants with celebrity judges on hand to pick out the best.
Vanderbilt Football Head Coach Derek Mason says he came with an appetite, hungry to help those most in need:
The event at LP Field hopes to net more than 135,000 dollars which would go directly to support the Our Kids clinic.
Every year, Our Kids evaluates about 900 children.
Our Kids Executive Director Sue Fort White says in most cases, the accused perpetrator is someone known and trusted-- even loved-- by the family.
The first Soup Sunday was held in 1994.
It's grown into this massive event, attracting new supporters and big attention every year.
The money raised from this event is critical to the organization.
Sue Fort White hopes it'll help make sure people know the resources available to them.