Stories

St. Paul AME Church YPD

2nd Sunday's Appeal

YPDers and sisters, Maya and Desiree made an appeal to the congregation.
Maya shared: The Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990 with a simple prayer said by Reverend Brad Smith of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina: Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat. That year, his church raised $5,700 and the number of groups, cans of soup, and monetary donations steadily grew.
Souper Bowl of Cari...

St. Paul AME Church YPD's 2014 Collection and St. Paul AME Church YPD

Posted: Feb 1st 2014

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2013 collection of $238!

At Westminster Presbyterian Church's annual Souperbowl Sunday event on 2-3-13, hosted again by the Church & Society Commission, at 11:00 am, we served our delicious home-made vegetable & macaroni soup to 80 people, with rolls. We had lots left over which helped feed about 25 homeless men in a local winter shelter program. We raised $238 in donations to help feed the hungry. The funds were donated to the San Francisco Food Bank which also serves the Marin Food Bank.

Westminster Presbyterian Church Souperbowl Sunday 2013 and Westminster Presbyterian Church

Posted: Feb 1st 2014

His Faithful Servants at St. Zachary Church

Unbelievable!

Hunger continues to be a huge problem in the United States. Research shows that 50.1 million Americans live in food-insecure households: 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children. Can you believe that, in this day and age? You can help! Toss a donation in your local Souperbowl of Caring collection this weekend! 100% of the collection helps stock food pantries across the nation.

His Faithful Servants' 2014 Collection and His Faithful Servants at St. Zachary Church

Posted: Feb 1st 2014

The Kessler School

Kessler School Feeds North Texas

Did you ever think such a small school could help so many people?

130 children from Pre K through to 6th Grade participated in the SouperBowl of Caring. Our goal was to collect 1,000 cans. If we achieved this goal our Principal, Mrs. Alison Beazley agreed to let us Duct Tape her to the wall! We also got a free dress day!
We pooled our resources and were able to achieve this goal in less than 1 week. Including money raised and cans collected, we totaled over 1,300 items.
We are a strong fam...

The Kessler School's 2014 Collection and The Kessler School

Posted: Jan 31st 2014

Eagle View Elementary School

Eagle View Elementary - Leadership Circle

Eagle View Elementary is a National School of Caring. This year our Student Leadership Circle is conducting our food drive. Students are asked to bring canned goods from home, during the Super Bowl of Reading, to be given to the Food Banks in Roosevelt and Vernal. Last year w collected 2,000 cans of food. This year our goal is 2,500 cans. The Circle members will be picking up the cans each morning. They will count them and record the totals on the "thermometer" in the front office.
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Eagle View Elementary School's 2014 Collection and Eagle View Elementary School

Posted: Jan 31st 2014

Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA

Seattle Seahawks 12th Man Challenge

The 12th Man cares about those who are "food insecure." Long before there was a Seahawks 12th Man, Christ and his 12 disciples also cared about the hungry. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America continues to fight hunger locally, nationally and globally by caring for those who do not have enough to eat. Not only were local ELCA congregations encourage to collect food and donations, but also both bishops put donation "buttons" on their synod homepage websites where fans could "vote" for their...

Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA's 2014 Collection and Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA

Posted: Jan 30th 2014

4-12 Youth Group

Souper Bowl Dinner and Fundraiser Auction

Last year, we started this Souper Bowl Dinner and Fundraiser Auction to raise more money for the Souper Bowl of Caring, which we give the proceeds to the local Soup Kitchen. This year, we had a great turnout! Over 80 people came to our dinner and enjoyed lots of different soups made especially by our youth parents. After the dinner, we had the silent auction for the bowls. These bowls are made by a local artist, painted by the youth and counselors, then glazed and fired making them durable for one to...

4-12 Youth Group's 2014 Collection and 4-12 Youth Group

Posted: Jan 30th 2014

His Faithful Servants at St. Zachary Church

Year 3 for St. Zachary!

2014 will be St. Zachary's third year participating in this worthy event. We hope to surpass our previous two years' collections. Your generosity can make that happen, one dollar at a time! Count your blessings and then perhaps give a little to someone who might not have it as good as you do. We are His Faithful Servants, and we have a mission to accomplish. "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me." I feel good about this year's Souperbowl. It will be the best so far!...

His Faithful Servants' 2014 Collection and His Faithful Servants at St. Zachary Church

Posted: Jan 30th 2014

Wayne Community Schools

Second Annual Penny War A Huge Success!

The Wayne Blue Devils Octagon Optimist (JOOI) Club sponsored a two-week school-wide Penny War as part of the 2012 Souper Bowl of Caring. After raising almost $350 in 2011 with a reverse penny war at the high school, the Club members decided to expand their efforts in 2012 in order to get more people involved and raise awareness and money for the local food pantry. The Club leaders first asked the school administrators for permission to have a school-wide penny war with the hope of raising $1000. After...

Wayne Blue Devils Octagon Optimist Club's 2012 Collection and Wayne Community Schools

Posted: Jan 28th 2014

Grace Lutheran Church Confirmation

Cold and Windy and Souper!

Members of the Grace Lutheran Confirmation Classes braved the cold and wind to promote and collect donations for the Iowa County Food Pantry on January 26, 2014. Even with a smaller than usual turnout for worship, the members of Grace acted boldly and supported the Iowa County Food Pantry by donating $528.87! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to this wonderful cause!

Grace Lutheran Church Confirmation 's 2014 Collection and Grace Lutheran Church Confirmation

Posted: Jan 28th 2014

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Supporting Our Community

St. Peter's Episcopal Church established St. Peter's Haven in 1986 to provide shelter and support for homeless families. Through the work of staff and volunteers, the program empowers families to become self-sufficient and enables them to escape the trap of homelessness.

As part of the service the Food Pantry was initially established as a service to it's shelter clients. Over the course of 27 years it has expanded to serve additional clients in Passaic County. The Pantry provides items of f...

Collection for St. Peter's Haven and St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Posted: Jan 28th 2014

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

We pick the winners

Every year we put out two soup pots one marked NFC and the other AFC. We ask members to place their dollars in the pot that they think will win the Super Bowl. We have picked the winner for 7 out of 8 years. Monies and soup collected go to Lutheran ministries in the Rochester Community.

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

Posted: Jan 27th 2014

Pickens County Meals on Wheels

Liberty Presbyterian Church

Thank you to Liberty Presbyterian Church !

Pickens County Meals on Wheels's 2014 Collection and Pickens County Meals on Wheels

Posted: Jan 26th 2014

Pickens County Meals on Wheels

Helping Individuals Maintain Their Nutritional Health, Independence and Quality of Life

At 92, Mr. Jamison does not see well and can no longer drive. Like many seniors, he lives on a fixed income. With little family support, he relies on a neighbor to get the groceries and medicine he needs to manage his high blood pressure, diabetes and severe neuropathy. He uses a cane for support as he slowly moves around his house and a motorized scooter when he goes out for frequent doctor's appointments. Mr. Jamison appreciates his meals and looks forward to the daily visits from Meals on Wheels...

Pickens County Meals on Wheels

Posted: Jan 26th 2014

Pickens County Meals on Wheels

Helping Individuals Maintain Their Nutritional Health, Independence and Quality of Life

At 92, Mr. Jamison does not see well and can no longer drive. Like many seniors, he lives on a fixed income. With little family support, he relies on a neighbor to get the groceries and medicine he needs to manage his high blood pressure, diabetes and severe neuropathy. He uses a cane for support as he slowly moves around his house and a motorized scooter when he goes out for frequent doctor's appointments. Mr. Jamison appreciates his meals and looks forward to the daily visits from Meals on Wheels...

Pickens County Meals on Wheels

Posted: Jan 26th 2014

APG Military Chapel Confirmation class

Update to tackle hunger APG confirmation class

APG Religious Education Confirmation Class is collecting donations for:
Donation Recipient: Welcome One Shelter (Belcamp)
During timeframes below:
2 & 9 February 2014 - collecting canned goods.
9 February 2014 - collecting monetary donations.

APG Military Chapel Confirmation class's 2014 Collection and APG Military Chapel Confirmation class

Posted: Jan 26th 2014

Evangelical United Methodist

Donations

We collected 127 items for 2013

Eumc's 2013 Collection and Evangelical United Methodist

Posted: Jan 26th 2014

SuperKids

Souperbowl Soup Lunch Feb. 2

SuperKids will prepare a display about Souperbowl Sunday to donate money for those who will come to the Soup and Bread Lunch at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday. Adults will take care of the soup, kids will present opportunities to donate to the Seahawks, Broncos (a huge local fav) or "I Don't Care" Money will go to the Greybull Food Bank. The group will also be collected non-perishable food during the month of February for the food bank.

SuperKids Soup Lunch for the Food Bank and SuperKids

Posted: Jan 25th 2014

St Timothy Catholic Church Youth groups

Giving the food to Santa Maria Mission and St Vincent Food pantry

In an effort to help our Mission parish that we have taken our teens this last year to cook & serve lunch on Tuesdays (St Timothy day of the week to help there) - we will be giving them most of the food collected for the people of the Northwest U.S.F. area. A minimal number of items will be kept to restock our St Timothy's St Vincent De Paul food pantry, which will be expanded this next year to be larger with our parish hall expansion.
The cash collected with be evenly shared between th...

St Timothy Catholic Church Youth groups and St Timothy Catholic Church Youth groups

Posted: Jan 25th 2014

Saint Paul United Methodist Youth Fellowship

Collected $202

Our youth used this money to purchase gifts for Operation Christmas Child and was able to send 6 boxes this year.

Saint Paul United Methodist Youth Fellowship's 2013 Collection and Saint Paul United Methodist Youth Fellowship

Posted: Jan 24th 2014