Since it began in 1989, the Souper Bowl of Caring has provided over $100 million worth of food and money to local hunger charities all across America. Every year young people collect donation through their churches, schools and other youth organizations for local food banks, soup kitchens and other charities for those experiencing poverty and homelessness.
The Souper Bowl of Caring empowers young people – and often the adults who support them — to lead the way in combating hunger. Youth decide what local charity will receive the donations and give 100% of everything they collect. The Souper Bowl movement has expanded to encourage participating youth also to volunteer time at their chosen charity the Saturday before the big game.
Participating groups can find local food charities online using the Tackle Hunger Map app and pick one to receive the donations. Publicity resources are on the website. Youth can promote your collection and the larger Souper Bowl of Caring cause on social media by using the hashtag #tacklehunger!
Sponsoring a Souper Bowl of Caring collection in your congregation both provides food and assistance to those in need and empowers young people to make difference in their community and develop an ethic of service.