The Souper Bowl of Caring is youth across the nation working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. On Super Bowl Sunday, our own youth at UMC of Monroe take up a collection using large soup pots, asking for monetary donations toward food for people in need. For more than 15 years our church has raised over $5,000 with all donations going to either the Monroe Food Pantry and/or Kings Pantry in Bridgeport.
In addition, since Super Bowl Sunday 2009, we have enjoyed a soup lunch wherein everyone brings a can of soup to share (chicken based or beef based cans are added to two large soup pots and heated), as well as a can of soup to donate. So, not only do we have some fun fellowship time before the big game, we have helped to tackle hunger in America!