Sunday February 2, 2020 is the 54th Super Bowl. People all over the US will be routing for their favorite team, either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers. While they are cheering on their favorite team they will eat…a lot. Did you know that during the Super Bowl people across the country eat more than 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips and 4 million pounds of pretzels. And don’t forget the 8 million pounds of guacamole that goes with those chips. This comes to a range of $81-$124 per person. Souper Bowl of Caring was created to share some of that food monies with the people that are really hungry.
Souper Bowl of Caring celebrates 30 years of helping feed the hungry in our communities across the nation. It started in 1990 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in South Carolina and has since branched out to congregations of all faiths, schools and businesses. Over $143 million dollars of monetary and food donations have been collected since that first Sunday.
On Sunday have fewer chips and dip for the game and help feed our hungry neighbors by dropping your donations into soup pot as you leave worship. All of your donations stay within our community to help our neighbors struggling with hunger. Half of the money will go to support our food closet and the other half will continue our support of Four Oaks Day service center in Newport News.