January is the highlight month for the Souper Bowl of Caring, so this is when your family can make a difference.
Souper Bowl of Caring is a national organization founded by a pastor and his youth group in 1990 in Columbia, South Carolina. What then was a small mission to fight hunger in a local community has grown to have celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 and collected over $110 million in cash and food items. The original group wanted to relay a simple idea: As we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat. So, the Souper Bowl of Caring’s vision came to be,”Transform the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.”
- Host a food drive or contribute to another that is being held at a school, church, synagogue or local business. Registration is easy at www.tacklehunger.org. Once your family has registered, the organization makes it simple for your food drive to be a success by sending you free materials such as posters, stickers, and a “playbook.” Display and watch your drive grow and donate items to the place or charity of your choice. When complete, report your collection back on your family’s page on the website.
- Donate at your local HEB, Kroger, or Randall’s by purchasing a pre-packaged bag of food or donating at the register. These donations will be distributed to the agencies that work with the Houston Food Bank, including the Brazos Valley, Galveston, and Montgomery County food banks.
- Take your family and volunteer at your local HEB or Kroger store on weekends leading up to the Super Bowl. As in- store volunteers, along with high school students who serve on the Local Advisory Board,your family will encourage customers to purchase a pre-packed bag or donate at checkout at the register. To find shifts for your family to volunteer go to www.tacklehunger.org/Houston.
Volunteering as a family will build a strong bond of unity. Caring for others in the community will promote generosity and kindness within the family as a whole. Specifically, for the Souper Bowl of Caring, your family’s help can reduce the huge numbers of citizens in Houston who are hungry, and make a huge impact on those families. Your family will see firsthand that hunger is evident among citizens of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, ages, and religions.
January is the highlight month for the Souper Bowl of Caring, so this is when your family can make a difference. Mid-month an annual huge kick-off event takes place, which gathers grocery stores, community leaders, dignitaries, and celebrities, Texans players and cheerleaders, student groups from around the city, and Souper Bowl of Caring staff. All start promoting the drive via local media outlets, and begin readying boxes of food for distribution. In years past this event has been held at NRG Stadium and San Jacinto Area Boy Scouts building.
This year’s Community Kickoff and Pep Rally takes place today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at
Register your family or group so that you can participate from January 15-February 4. The Big Game will occur this year on February 4 in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium.