Tackling Hunger: The Souper Bowl of CARING & Foods Resource Bank

 

Play in the Souper Bowl of Caring!

On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will take the field for Super Bowl XLVII, but off the field, nearly 300 Disciples of Christ congregations will tackle hunger across the nation by participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring www.souperbowl.org. The Souper Bowl is a great opportunity for youth and their congregations to learn about the magnitude of domestic and international hunger and learn about how God can use them to make a difference in their communities and across the world.

And it's so easy to do! The Souper Bowl of Caring is as simple as holding soup pots at church doors following worship this Sunday, February 3rd and asking worshippers to drop in a dollar (or more!) to help people who are hungry. Each participating group donates 100% of their collection to the charity of their choice, including Week of Compassion. All you have to do is:

REGISTER at www.souperbowl.org

COLLECT donations on Super Bowl Sunday

REPORT your collection at www.souperbowl.org

DONATE your collection to the organization of your choice

Can you imagine what would happen if the over 140 million people who watch the Super Bowl each year placed just $1 in the Souper Bowl of Caring soup pots after church on Feb. 3? Let's become Souper Heroes by working together to serve God by serving others. Go online today and register at www.souperbowl.org.

Start a Local Growing Project with Foods Resource Bank

Disciples congregations across the country are exploring another way to work for food security with our partners at Foods Resource Bank. Congregations from California to Virginia, Ohio to Texas, are considering ways they can use their own agricultural (and other) skills to support sustainable agriculture in the developing world by launching local growing projects (LGPs) . These unique projects foster relationships between communities from very different cultural contexts, and give congregations a great way to work against hunger all over the world. Over the years, Disciples congregations have supported growing projects that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to respond to support innovative food security work.

Week of Compassion and Foods Resource Bank have start-up grants available for Disciples congregations interested in local growing projects. To get started or for more information, contact Associate Director Brandon Gilvin bgilvin@woc.disciples.org.

These are but two of the many ways we can all partner together to respond to Jesus' call to care for our neighbors. Won't you join with us to end hunger by reaching out with Courageous Compassion?