The Vine Street youth group leads again the congregation toward collecting its annual Souper Bowl of Caring offering. During the 14 years the church has participated in this offering, we have donated more than $8,000 and nearly 600 food items.
According to the organization, some 25 years ago, the 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 that day, more than $100 million has been raised for local charities across the country through the Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming some of the extravagance surrounding Super Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.
The Vine Street youth will be donating the offering to The Society of St. Andrew, a gleaning ministry feeding America’s hungry.