Souper Bowl of Caring . . .
In 1990 Brad Smith (not our Brad Smith,) then a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Pres-byterian Church in Columbia, SC, gave birth to the Souper Bowl of Caring with this prayer: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.”
Twenty-eight years later, lamentably hunger in the United States is still with us. Fortunately this youth-led movement uses the attention given to the Super Bowl to remind us of the need that’s still there by collecting dollars and canned food for those who struggle to put enough nutrition on their tables. At this time of the year, youth throughout the U.S. collect donations then send every dollar (and can) to local anti-hunger groups of their choice.
HPC’s Youth Group has once again chosen to join in this campaign. Please help them by donating cash in the red bucket marked “Food Bank” or non-perishable food items in the bins located in the fellowship area. In the spirit of the Super Bowl we will also have our teams to support with con-tributions: “
I’m here for the game
I’m here for the commercials
,” or “
I just want to help my community
.” All are super winners!