The Souper Bowl of Caring
- By: Hallee
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Gregg and I host a small group on behalf of our church, called a journey group, every week in our home.
This week, through our journey group, Hallee the Homemaker is participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring. The Souper Bowl of Caring is a mobilization to fight hunger and poverty in local communities. During the week leading up to the NFL Super Bowl, we will be collecting money and food that we will donate directly to an organization local to us right here in our town — Angel Food Ministries.
We were very excited to learn about their “Backpack” program and those of us in our journey group are all anxious to support it. Each Friday, Angel Food Ministries puts enough food in the backpacks of disadvantaged children that it provides at least one meal’s worth of food for each day of the weekend to that child.
Any and all money we collect will be given directly to that ministry. We do not send money through the Souper Bowl of Caring or to any national agency — we take it and donate it directly to Angel Food Ministries without any middle men, and simply report the total donated amount to the Souper Bowl Program.
In discussing it in our small group, it occurred to us that if we were this excited about this opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child, it made sense that some of my readers would want to participate as well. So, I decided to extend this invitation.
If you would like to be part of this opportunity to help feed hungry children in my local community, feel free to make a donation. Should you choose to, we politely ask you to donate just $1 (or more if you feel led). You can click the button below to make a tax deductible donation via Paypal.
If you are also participating in the National Souper Bowl of Caring Program to support a ministry in your community, please let me know in the comments section of this post. We would love to help you promote it.
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Hello Hallee. I found you on Menu Plan Monday at the Org. Junkie. Thank you for your post about Souper Bowl of Caring. I blogged about it too on my website. http://www.samanthaandersenphotography.com/2012/01/soup-caring-dinner-for-4plus-2.html I am always encouraged by other Mom’s who are doing their best to live within their faith. Something I struggle with from time to time. Thanks for the inspiration. I am also going to link your vegetable beef stew recipe in a future MPM. Thanks again. God Bless you and your family.
I just saw a negative post on FB about Angelfood Ministries. I wonder if that’s the same organization you’re working with, or if your local organization is separate.
They have the same logo, so I assume it’s the same. Since I typically don’t get any news, I didn’t know about the indictment until I posted this post, and a friend told me about it.
Our local organization is still working. A friend and I took them a bunch of food we’d collected over Christmas last week. The woman was so pleased to get the food that she was in tears. In hindsight, I wonder if the press (which I’ve since caught up on reading) about them has negatively impacted the local donations. She told us the items they needed the most were the backpack meal items to send home from school with impoverished children. She said right now that they couldn’t meet the demand of numbers, and only about half of the children are getting food who need it. This is a seriously poor area.
Our group will discuss it Sunday, but I feel certain that the donations we’ve so generously received will still go to them. The children are still hungry despite the (alleged – heh) greed and wickedness of the people in Georgia.
I will pray for your great success in feeding and serving your community <3
Hi Hallee and thanks so much for this post! Souper Bowl of Caring is active in all 50 states and it’s always great to see people lifting up the simple idea to use the energy of the Super Bowl to help people in need. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for the plug! For anyone participating in Souper Bowl of Caring this weekend, remember to register and report your collection on our website-tacklehunger.org. None of the money or food you raise underwrites the program expenses of Souper Bowl of Caring, but reporting your collection simply adds you to the national total. What an amazing thing to see all of our efforts joined together. We’re over $3.2 million today!
President and CEO, Souper Bowl of Caring
There doesn’t seem to be an active Souper Bowl event in my location but because of your post I did donate to a local charity that has a backpack program.