Souper Bowl

Get ready for “Souper Bowl” Sunday, February 7. We will be collecting monetary donations and non-perishable food items for the Pendleton Food Pantry for our mission moment and the rest of the month as well. Bring items with you to worship or drop off during the week.

The need is increasing as the food pantry is serving a growing number of clients. They are always in need of cereal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, tuna, paper products, personal care items, and cleaning products.

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 $150 million has been generated for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that transforming the time around the Big Game, into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.

Through this mission, young people learn to 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.

Share in God’s love for our neighbors in need and give generously on Super Bowl Sunday and throughout the year. 100% of every dollar or food item collected will go directly to the Pendleton Food Pantry.

To learn more about the Souper Bowl of Caring, visit: souperbowl.org

If anyone is in need of food assistance, they can call the food pantry at 716-348-9574 or visit the food pantry at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 7416 Campbell Blvd. on Thursday mornings between 10:00 AM and noon.