Are you ready for some football?  Let the games begin!

The football playoffs are starting soon and the Mission Committee invites everyone to get ready to take the field for a special football food drive beginning Sunday, January 14, to benefit the Monroe Food Pantry.  Each week in January, two food rivals will go head-to-head in an exciting pantry shelf showdown.  The food team with the most items collected will win that week’s game.  Every item donated will move our UMC Monroe football one yard closer to the end zone for a touchdown.  All games lead up to the big game with the Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 4!  

Join a “Mission team” and help us score a TOUCHDOWN for our neighbors in need at the Monroe Food Pantry! Let’s KICK OFF 2018 by collecting 100 food items in time for the BIG GAME on Souper Bowl Sunday and take it into the END ZONE! Just TOSS your donation(s) into one of the collection boxes and check out the SCOREBOARD after each GAME to track the weekly winners and YARDS GAINED — each item donated moves us 1 yard closer to the goal line! Let’s make this season a BLOWOUT and “win this one for the Food Pantry!!”

Game Schedule:

Sunday, January 14     Blocking by the Beverages
First String Fruit Juices vs. Must Win Mug Drinks
SCORE:  16 – 15 (total 31 … 69 more to go!)

Sunday, January 21   Tackle of the Tin Cans
Potato Punters vs. Tomato Touchbacks
SCORE:  13 – 20 (the ball is on the 64 yard line with 36 yards to go for the first score!) 

Sunday, January 28   Battle in the Backfield
Blitzin’ Bakers vs. Special Team Toppers
SCORE:  18 – 19 for our first score!  The ball is back on the 1 yard line!

Sunday, February 4   The BIG GAME – Souper Bowl of Caring
Lean and Mean Chicken Broths and Soups vs. Tough and Gruff Beef Broths and Soups

For a copy of the Football Food Drive flyer, click here.