Utah may not have a team in Sunday's Super Bowl, but it is one of the top two players in the Souper Bowl of Caring, second only to Texas.
The 2014 Souper Bowl of Caring, an interfaith movement to exploit the hype of the Big Game to help the homeless and hungry, already has gathered nearly $3 million in cash and food items.
At middday Friday, the Lone Star State sat in first place with the lion's share of donations — nearly $2.7 million reported so far. The Beehive State was second with collections topping $113,000.
Five out of the Souper Bowl's top 10 collections are in Utah: Arby's in Murray, St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ogden, Bountiful Communities That Care, the Catholic Diocese of Utah, and Reams Food Stores in Salt Lake City.