Souper Bowl of Caring; North Texas Youths Tackle Hunger

The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in their communities that is timed to coincide with football’s Super Bowl. Between January 15 and February 2, North Texas young people, some using a soup pot, will be asking for one dollar or one item of food for people in need, with 100 percent of the donation going to a local hunger-relief charity. For many of these youth, this is their first volunteer experience.

Youth volunteers distribute the donated funds and food items directly to the charity of their choice, establishing a bond with the charity. Locally, the goal for 2014 is to raise more than $1.3 million for the North Texas Food Banks and local charities. About 13,000 young people volunteered in 2013, raising more than $1.1 million.

With Texas having the fourth highest rate of food insecurity in the nation, the focused and cumulative efforts of Texas youth volunteers collected donations, ranked them number one in the nation last year for total donation dollars. All funds and food items collected were provided to hunger-relief charities in Texas communities.

For more information or to make a donation, call 1-800-358-7687 or visit SouperBowl.org.

 

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