Please don’t hate me, but I don’t like football. Or, perhaps it’s more accurate to say that I just don’t care anything about it. I wasn’t particularly crushed when the Cowboys lost their first playoff game. When some couple friends got together to watch the college national championship game a few weeks ago, I binge-watched the old Mary Tyler Moore* show with another wife who is not enamored with the sport, either.
I don’t like football, but I love the Souper Bowl.
On February 5, 2017, two teams will play for the professional football world championship. But did you know that February 5 also Souper Bowl Sunday? The Souper Bowl of Caring is an easy and effective way for individuals and churches to “tackle hunger” in their communities on the day of the Big Game. Churches simply accept donations of cash or canned goods during Sunday morning worship. Then, they donate them to the hunger relief organization of their choice. It’s that simple. Last year, the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign in Dallas/Fort Worth collected cash and food items, valued at $2,036,512, that were donated to 109 different organizations.
You can do this. If you’re a church leader, register your congregation at www.souperbowl.org. If you’re an individual, deliver your donation to a participating church. Renee Gadson, the Souper Bowl’s local coordinator, has free promotional items and would love to talk to you. Even though the Cowboys lost, Dallas can tackle hunger on February 5. Food security is something we all care about.
*Mary Tyler Moore passed away on January 25, 2017, one day after this post was published. We will miss her sunny presence in movies and television. For more information, read here.