The Souper Bowl of Caring is the result of thousands of young people joining together to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. This unique, youth-led movement of caring is transforming the nation’s biggest weekend of football into its largest weekend of giving. Since the program started in 1990, over $100 million has been raised for local charities across the country.
On Super Bowl Sunday tens of millions of people will enjoy the warmth of friendship and the satisfaction of food and drink while watching the Super Bowl football game on television. Unfortunately, at the same time, countless other people will feel cold air against their flesh and hunger within their stomachs.
An effort has been born that seeks to transform the Super Bowl into a “Souper Bowl’’ for the needy. The “Souper Bowl” is a unique interdenominational effort to glorify God and care for our brothers and sisters in need.
Here’s how it works: please give at least 5 dollars & one canned good as you leave worship on the weekend of the Super Bowl. Its that easy!
Youth from your congregation will collect the money and canned goods and then send the contributions DIRECTLY to the Goshen Ecumenical Pantry.
Congregations across the nation are then asked to call “Souper Bowl” headquarters with the results of their efforts so that totals can be promptly determined and released. (Please call John Strobl at 294-9004 with your totals; he will report the totals to the “Souper Bowl” headquarters for The Goshen Ecumenical Food Pantry).
Here’s some background: the effort began in a Columbia, SC church in 1990. That year $5,700 was raised in Columbia. Last Year 6,544 congregations across the nation raised $10,134,810. The Pantry raised $2,186.00 Please join in partnership as we seek to Love the Lord our God…and Love our neighbors…in this simple yet significant way.
Goshen Ecumenical Pantry, Inc.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN GOSHEN, ST. JAMES’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH, GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ST. JOHN A.U.M.P. CHURCH, GOSHEN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH,TEMPLE BETH SHALOM