This year is different for many reasons. But, one thing that is the same: the need to tackle hunger with the Souper Bowl of Caring. This year, the need for hunger relief in our country has grown exponentially. Our local food charities need our help!
More than 30 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” Since that day, more than $100 million has been raised for local charities across the country through the Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a
powerful movement that is transforming the time around Souper Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving. Be part of this movement that is sharing God’s love with those in need.
Each year, our FPC middle schoolers collect and organize donations for the Caldwell Food Pantry. In 2020, we collected $353.00 and 410 cans of food. Our goal for this year is $360.00 and 500 cans of food! Our collection will run until the Big Game Day on Sunday, February 7th. There are three ways in which you can help us reach our goal and donate to the Souper Bowl of Caring initiative:
- Direct food donations (contactless) can be made via https://yougivegoods.com/FPCCaldwell. Shop online using the link provided and all donations will be delivered to the Caldwell Food Pantry after the drive is over.
- Monetary donations will be accepted online and through the church office. To donate online throught First Pres, please visit www.firstprescaldwell.org/donate and click ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ in the drop down menu. You may also mail checks to the church office made out to The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, or drop off a monetary donation during church office hours. If writing a check, please indicate “Souper Bowl of Caring” in the memo. First Pres Caldwell will send the final amount to the Caldwell Food Pantry. Monetary donations can also be made online through the Souper Bowl of Caring website, https://map.tacklehunger.org/donate/firstpres, and will be sent directly to the Caldwell Food Pantry.
- There will be a bin at the Christian Ed Desk to drop off canned goods during church office hours.
We invite you to be a part of the tradition of using the energy of the Big Game to tackle hunger. Every dollar and can of soup donated goes to the Caldwell Food Pantry. Thank you for helping make a collective impact on hunger!