Northern IL Food Bank Partnership & AdvocacySt. John Food Pantry,
Thank you so much for joining NIFB's meeting last week. We absolutely loved the stories, stats, and examples you shared. You are a wonderful advocate for our hungry neighbors and for systems that aim to share food...and hope. Thank you.
We are blessed to have wonderful partner in this work in St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry.
Sincerely, NIFB Philanthropy Team
Helping Families & CommunitySt. John Food Pantry,
Thank you so much for helping families and our community [with holiday meals.] What you do is important, and amazing. Please let me know what we can do to help.
Librarian, Troy School District
Making Difficult Times EasierTo the Body at St. John's Church Food Pantry,
I want to thank you for making this very difficult time in my life easier; you are the hands and feet of Christ and He no doubt is pleased at your faith in action. From the lovely woman who took me into her office to all of the volunteers (seen & not) that give more than just your time; you give more than just your time; you give of yourselves with dignified compassion and grace.
Both times I have come, I felt heaven kissed and I am so…
Collecting at Trinity - Akron New YorkWe, at Trinity, have been participating in the Souper Bowl o Caring sine about 2000 if not longer. We have collected money for local community service organization which helps home bound people by delivering groceries, doing yard work or house cleaning. We have collected money for the local Food Pantry. We have collected blankets & pajamas for our local City Mission that takes in people with "Code Blue." Our way of receiving our collections is we have a large soup kettle or basket, one…
Souper Bowl of CaringA simple 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" is inspiring a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world.
This prayer, delivered by Brad Smith, then a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, gave birth to an idea. Why not use Super Bowl weekend, a time when people come together for football and fun, to also unify the nation for a higher…
2nd Annual Fishburn UMC Souper Bowl Food DriveWe are at it again!! The 2nd Annual Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive will be held begining 1/10/18 and wrapping up 2/4/18 with a Pre-game Pot Luck at 11:30am. Won't you join us in donating non-perishable food items to benefit the Cocoa Packs program, as well as, the Hershey Food Bank. Let's make 2018 another successful Souper Bowl year for both of these organizations!!
Manitowoc Cooperative MinistryThree churches in Manitowoc WI have formed a Cooperative Ministry Covenant in 2017, comprising First Presbyterian Church, First Reformed United Church of Christ, and St. John's United Church of Christ. This year we joined in a friendly three-church challenge to collect food and financial donations to benefit Peter's Pantry in Manitowoc to help address hunger issues in our community. Together we make a difference in our community! The final results from our four-week friendly challenge:
Feeding the MultitudeOur youth department partnered with the youth from New St. Paul AME Church, Tampa, to serve a full course Christmas Dinner to more than 100 homeless families in downtown Tampa on Christmas Day, 12/25/16.
Each person was also given a blanket, socks, and a Christmas goody bag filled with toiletries.
NYAB StorySouper Bowl of Caring has changed so much in my ability to lead and perceiver. I am so grateful for all of the help and compassion from this amazing organization. Both conferences helped me become knowledgeable about this calling and about my own abilities when it comes to service and leadership. I learned so much about my community's desire to help others and I met some amazing people on the way.
I started fighting against hunger in Troop 55 three years ago when I led Scouting for Food…
Souper Bowl 2017 Is A NEW RECORD Success ......"To give to the needy is not only an act of charity; it is an act of justice, since all things belong to God, and God wills that his people share."
On Sunday, March 12th, St. Paul served five homemade soups in our Fellowship Hall after worship. This Fund Raiser is our collective effort to do our part to stamp out hunger - especially child hunger. We set a NEW RECORD !
Donna and Amy, Brighton Center Director celebrate the 2017 gift of 338 (was 262) cans of soup and $207.
We had to…
Caring for those in need all yearOur church is dedicated to reaching out to those in need 12 months of the year. This year (2017) we have collected over 12,000 pounds of food. We distribute food through our church food pantry and release the surplus food to other local charities and pantries who feed those needing food in our county.
There are many companies just wanting people to help them distribute food to people struggling in poverty. We partner with local grocery stores and pantries in our area. Our goal is to…
Church of the New Covenant - 2017 Souper Bowl of CaringOurs is a very small church with few children present each Sunday. With the few folks that were involved, we did a skit the Sunday prior and encouraged the small congregation to give what they can both in dollars and food items. Although we are not as high as we've been in the past, I'm proud of our kids and their engagement and our congregation to supporting the Souper Bowl of Caring for more than 15 years now.
Nancy M. Berlin
Church of the New Covenant
Souper Bowl of Caring…
A time to Give to those in need.This year 2017 ,we donated to Cap in Conway,SC
The Bucksport Community at the Frazier Center in Conway SC
We donated to Cap Center can goods and snacks and helped feed the homeless and those that were in need one Saturday.
We donated to the Bucksport community can goods,snacks,water and clothing and deliver it to the Frazier Center.
The Ypders were not able to go with us because both centers were close by the time they got out of school, so the directors and parent assistant made the…
Marion Area YPD DirectorThe Marion Area Young People's and Children's Division Welcome the opportunity to "Grow Stronger in our Faith!!"
There is no greater gift than the gift of "Giving"... Winston Churchill said., "We make a living by what we get., but we make a life by what we give!!...Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be someone's light during their darkness.
Growing, Glowing and Going For Christ!
FOV Souper Bowl Bowl of Caring.Over 13 youth and many adults participated in 2017 SBofC at Feast of Victory. We had announcements, skits, and a great time coming together for this hunger ministry. It is always amazing how God works and brings us together for the good of His children. We are thankful to participate in this fun, exciting, and oh so easy, Souper Bowl of Caring.
serving othersWe serve soup at the homeless shelter, we eat with and talk to the residents. Our pastor gave some words of encouragement and our church choir sang some songs. We had a great time with staff and residents, and our entire church participated in some way. We bring everything needed, from tableware to the food and drinks.
WE ARE SOUPERHEROES!We challenged our small congregation to be "Souperheroes" by collecting 510 cans of soup (or the monetary equivalent at $1 a can) to commemorate Super Bowl LI. In the 4 weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, we collected $125 in cash and 481 cans of soup for a total of 606! To celebrate our success, the leaders of our church served a chili lunch to the congregation dressed as superheroes!
Manitowoc Cooperative MinistryThree churches in Manitowoc WI have formed a Cooperative Ministry Covenant for 2017, comprising First Presbyterian Church, First Reformed United Church of Christ, and St. John's United Church of Christ. This year we joined in a friendly three-church challenge to collect food and financial donations to benefit Peter's Pantry in Manitowoc to help address hunger issues in our community. Together we make a difference in our community! The final results from our four-week friendly…
2017 Souper Bowl of Caring - Stirling NJWe collected during the month of February 2017 as a special collection each Sunday
LP Presbyterians donate food, fundsThe Presbyterian Church of La Porte's congregation donated $415.54 and non-perishable foodstuffs during the national Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 5.
While the event was in partnership with the national souperbowlofcaring.org,100 percent of the church's donations go to local a charity; this year it will be the La Porte Salvation Army.
"Our congregation was amazing in their leaping at the opportunity to support the enthusiasm shown by our youth to care for our local community in such a…
First Christian Church awards Methodists Golden SpoonsThe Souper Bowl of Caring soup chefs brewed up their finest recipes Sunday to help the hungry in Cooke County.
The Souper Bowl of Caring Soup Luncheon at First Christian Church offered more than 35 homemade soups, loads of friends and lots of fellowship, awarding the Father John Golden Spoon Award to Mission United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church, their second win in as many years. Donations totaled more than $4,500, all of which will go to VISTO.
VISTO operates and…
OLPH Souper Bowl Sunday LunchThe Youth prepare and serve a simple soup lunch with "LOVE" of course. And they put out a donation jar out both at the lunch and at our weekend church services. This year they made Taco soup, Chicken rice vegetable, Cheesy Broccoli and Pozole with french bread. They have fun doing it and the people like their tasty soups. We do it the weekend before super bowl as people are more apt to come.
Haverhill has its own Souper BowlHAVERHILL -- The First Church of Christ in Bradford will hold its 11th annual "Souper Bowl of Caring" on Saturday.
Serving time is from 5 to 6 p.m.
The event raises money to help needy people.
Purchasing a bowl that you can later take home for $10 allows you to sample as many soups, chowders, stews and chili as you like from the 15 or more varieties offered.
Have enough bowls at home? Purchase a disposable bowl for $5 with the same sampling privileges.
Also included are bread…
Church youth promote caring through Souper BowlThe youth groups of First Christian and Covenant Presbyterian Churches are participating in Souper Bowl of Caring. Souper Bowl of Caring began with a prayer at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in 1989, and has grown to a nationwide initiative to mobilize teens to fight hunger and poverty. Every dollar or food item collected by participating groups is donated directly to a local charity. The local group's charity of choice this year is the Community Food Pantry in Marshall, serving Saline…