Souper Bowl of Caring’s mission is to unite communities around the “Big Game” as a way to support those for which food insecurity is part of their daily lives. The Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990 with youth nationwide leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl and changing the nation’s largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring. As early as 2009 (and possibly earlier) APC youth have been part of this outreach and have learned stark facts about hunger, poverty and homelessness such as:
- 48 million Americans live in poverty.
- 1 in 7 Americans face hunger daily.
- More than 630,000 people in the USA are homeless.
- 16 million children live in food insure households.
Our youth have learned that this offering can make a difference both locally and nationwide. Once the money is collected the donations are given to a charity chosen by our youth. Please help APC youth move “beyond ourselves” as a way to share God’s love.
Donations of canned soup (hearty soups especially appreciated) can be brought to worship during the month of February, and cash donations can be given to APC youth, on Sunday, February 13th. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 13th, representatives of the youth group will employ a wagon to collect donations during the service of worship! Donations may also be sent to the church or given online with notation: Souper Bowl.
Thanks for being on the APC Youth Souper Bowl Team!