In 1990, 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 then, more than $170 million has been generated for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that transforms the time around the Big Game into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and caring for those in need.
Through this mission, people learn they can make a positive difference in the world as they collect food, raise money and serve at hunger-relief charities and show caring and compassion in local communities across the country.
The annual Souper Bowl of Caring is Sunday, February 12. Our church has supported the cause for many years and this year is no different. Your favorite team(s) may not be in the championship game or you may not be a fan of football, but everyone can be part of the game here at UMC Monroe by bringing in non-perishable food items during the next month. Take an extra bag with you when shopping, fill it up and bring it in and put it in or near the wagon in the hallway!
Our youth will be ready with soup pots for your donations on Souper Bowl Sunday after the worship service and during fellowship time. In case you won’t be at church on that day, consider dropping or sending in your donations early or donate online through the tab on the front page of our website. Your contributions of food and monetary gifts will allow us to continue to support our receivers, Summerfield UMC Food Pantry and our very own Monroe Food Pantry. The good thing about our game is there generally is no unsportsmanlike behavior to prevent us from reaching our goal!
Ways to give:
To make a donation, cash or checks (made payable to UMC Monroe with “Souper Bowl of Caring” in the memo line) can be left in the offering plate or mailed to the church office. You can also donate online on our website (umcmonroe.org) — just look for the Souper Bowl donation button!
As a reminder, Souper Bowl Sunday is Sunday, February 12 but donations are welcome any time!
So……you are challenged to TACKLE HUNGER and make this a successful SOUPER BOWL OF CARING! We can all be winners just by participating!