Next Sunday, February 4, the children of the Sunday School ask you to join them in helping fight hunger through the Souper Bowl of Caring
To Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990. It was the idea of the youth pastor of a Presbyterian pastor in Columbia, SC to have the youth group collect food and money on Super Bowl Sunday. The thought was to collect food and money to give to local food banks on the day when so many people would be celebrating with special foods as they watched the big game. The youth group liked the idea so much they reached out to other churches in Columbia, SC. In the end 22 churches took part and they collected $5,700.
Today over 10,000 groups take part in the Souper Bowl of Caring and have collected over $100 million in the past 17 years. This simple beginning has grown into a gigantic force of human caring toward those who do not have enough food to eat.
All canned goods and money collected will be donated to St. Gregory’s Pantry which is the local food bank that serves our community.
Next Sunday please bring a canned good or donate to one of the two soup pots the youth will be holding at the doors as you leave worship. Items can also be dropped off during the week of January 29 – February 2