This year the San Francisco 49ers meet the Baltimore Ravens on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. On that same day more than 2,000 Lutheran youth groups will be tackling hunger in the Souper Bowl of Caring.
With over 1 billion people going hungry in the world, youth from across the nation are working together to end hunger. Collectively they have raised over $10 million for hunger-related charities and more than 4.5 million pounds of food.
Souper Bowl of Caring 2012 — Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, Iowa. Volunteers know that they can do something about the donation shortages at local food pantries; they are doing something about it again this year.
Youth from Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lockhart, Texas, collected money for the ELCA’s World Hunger initiative in 2012.
Armed with large soup pots, the youth of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Summit, N.J., gathered after services to collect donations for Loaves and Fishes, Summit’s community food bank.
In 2012 the youth at Messiah Lutheran Church, Red Lodge, Mont., collected $561 in addition to canned and boxed food to help feed the hungry.
For the 2011 Souper Bowl of Caring, youth from Apostles Lutheran Church, Brandon, Fla., collected donations to purchase goats for poverty-stricken families worldwide through God’s Global Barnyard.
Youth of all ages come together at Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church, Danville, Pa., to collect food in their Souper Bowl of Caring pots.