AUSTIN -- With the help of the Anderson High School student body, non-profit organization Souper Bowl of Caring and community leaders are once again joining forces to transform the time of the Super Bowl into the nation's largest celebration of giving and serving during Souper Bowl of Caring Central Texas.
Kicking off today at Anderson High School and continuing through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, Central Texans are encouraged to participate in this community-wide giving and serving project. Organizers have set a goal of raising food and money to provide 1.3 million meals to meet the rising need of food assistance in the community. Every dollar and food item donated during Souper Bowl of Caring goes straight to hunger-relief organizations in our area.
"For almost 25 years, young people across the country have been inspiring others by utilizing the energy of the Super Bowl to help those who are in need through Souper Bowl of Caring," said Clara Cooper, President and CEO of Souper Bowl of Caring. "When businesses and community leaders in Central Texas unite for a common cause, thousands of hungry individuals are helped. Combining efforts can increase the opportunity for others to participate, raise awareness and grow this incredible movement of giving."
Souper Bowl of Caring began as a simple youth group project in South Carolina in 1990 and has grown into a national movement uniting people of all ages and backgrounds to use the time around the Super Bowl to fight hunger and poverty. In 2013, the Central Texas program generated enough food and money to provide more than 950,000 million meals. 100% of all donations were donated to local food assistance organizations in Central Texas.
Competitive food retailers H-E-B, Central Market and Randalls have teamed up to encourage customers to purchase and donate pre-packed bags filled with non-perishable food items or make a cash donation at participating stores in the greater Austin area. Donations at the stores will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, which serves nearly 300 hunger relief agencies in 21 Central Texas counties.
Boy Scouts from the Capitol Area Council have organized a door-to-door collection effort where Scouts and their leaders will visit area homes on Saturday, February 1 to educate the community about hunger and accept food donations for local charities. The Scouts will deliver a flier to Austin area houses on Saturday, January 25, 2014. If you receive a flier, you can leave nonperishables on your doorstep the morning of Saturday, February 1, 2014 for the Boy Scouts to pick up.
More than 200 area schools and congregations will also organize events and conduct drives at their locations leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. For a complete list of participating community organizations, volunteer opportunities and live results of this city-wide initiative, visit tacklehunger.org.
Souper Bowl of Caring Central Texas is led by partners H-E-B, Central Market, Randalls, FOX 7; KEYE-TV; KVUE-TV; KXAN Austin News; Unimas; Telemundo; Univision-KAKW 62; The CW Austin; My Austin TV; Time Warner Cable News; KBVO; KVET; KASE 101; AM 1300 The Zone; Latino 102.7; La Jefa 104.3; El Sancho 107.7; 107.1 La Z; Incite; the Austin American-Statesman; The Jewish Outlook and the Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts.
Souper Bowl of Caring Kicks Off In Central TX
The LYAB Experience: Brady Reflects on his Year of ServicePosted Aug 25th 2016 8:52amRead Brady's favorite memories as an LYAB member, and why he is passionate about growing Souper Bowl of Caring.
Central Texans Unite to Use Football Game to Raise Funds and Awareness for Hunger ReliefPosted Jan 9th 2015 12pmSouper Bowl of Caring Central Texas kicks off Jan. 9 with community rally and continues through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1
It's Not Too Late To Be A Champion Off The FieldPosted Jan 22nd 2014 5:59pmWith only a week and half left until the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, it is not too late for you to be a champion off the field!...
It's Time to Register Your Team to #tacklehunger in 2020!Posted Sep 5th 11:46am by Alison Reese
2019-2020 Texas Youth Advisory Board Applications Available Now!Posted Aug 21st 10:31am by Alison Reese
2018-2019 Annual Community Report AvailablePosted Jul 25th 3:50pm by Alison Reese
Souper Bowl of Caring - Our ImpactPosted May 14th 3:32pm by Alison Reese
Souper Bowl of Caring 2019 Result - Official TotalsPosted Apr 1st 3:21pm by Alison Reese
Don't Forget to REPORT Your Totals for the 2019 Tackle Hunger CampaignPosted Feb 7th 6:46pm by Alison Reese
A Season to Celebrate: Central Texas Community Unites at the Celebration BreakfastPosted Mar 9th 2017 4:30pm by Meredith Massey
Different Jerseys, Same Team: A United Community EffortPosted Feb 15th 2017 2pm by Meredith Massey
Central Texas Community Surpasses Goal of 2.75 Million MealsPosted Feb 7th 2017 1:49pm by Meredith Massey
Central Texas Service Blitz: Committed to Giving and ServicePosted Feb 3rd 2017 2:21pm by Meredith Massey