ELCA News Blog
January 29, 2008
Lutheran youth prepare for 'Souper Bowl of Caring' Feb. 3
by Melissa Ramirez Cooper, ELCA News Service
Young people across the United States will put on their "game faces" Feb. 3 for the annual "Souper Bowl of Caring," a national faith-based effort aimed at raising millions of dollars for hunger-fighting organizations on the day of the National Football League's "Super Bowl."
Some congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) arrange for young people to collect food and dollars in large soup pots as parishioners leave worship Feb. 3. Organizers report their results on or near game day at the Souper Bowl of Caring Web site, so that a national total can be determined. Some ELCA congregations contribute to the ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal, local food pantries and homeless shelters. No money is sent to Souper Bowl of Caring, Columbia, S.C.
In 2007 young people raised more than $8 million. Of that, Lutherans raised $826,191.
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