Ready for the Souper Bowl?

By Contributor Andy Lee

Are you ready for the Souper Bowl? No, that’s not a typo.

I’m not talking about football. I’m writing about the Souper Bowl of Caring. If you listen to the Christian radio station, K-LOVE, you might have heard about this national movement. Young people all over the country are fighting hunger and poverty in their hometowns by soliciting donations of canned foods and money to be given to local food pantries and shelters.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring sign. Image via Wikipedia

The Souper Bowl of Caring hopes to score big for the hungry this week prior to one of our nation’s most-watched football games, the real Super Bowl.

Time is counting down! As the Giants and the Patriots prepare for their big competition, let’s help make the Souper Bowl of Caring a great success by donating to our area food pantries.

In case you don’t know where to take your canned food, here are a few places where you can drop off your donations.

One spot is the Holy Grounds Coffee House located at 2841 Carolina Beach Road. It’s a nonprofit business with a big heart linked to Calvary Chapel of Wilmington. Each Saturday they open 9-11 a.m. as a food pantry for those in need.

On the Souper Bowl of Caring website, there are 828 donation sites listed in North Carolina. About 27 of those sites, in addition to Holy Grounds, are in Southeastern North Carolina, including:

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church in Carolina Beach
Changing Hearts Ministries in Jacksonville
Dixon Middle School Builder’s Club in Holly Ridge
Faithfully Fit ministry of First Baptist Church in Wilmington
5th Avenue United Methodist Church in Wilmington
Wallace First Baptist Church in Wallace
First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampstead
Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Lake Waccamaw
Little Chapel on the Boardwalk in Wrightsville Beach
Maple Hill A.M.E. Church in Maple Hill
Masonboro Baptist Church in Wilmington
Oak Island Presbyterian Church in Oak Island
Riegelwood Baptist Church in Riegelwood
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southport
Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte
Southport Presbyterian Church in Southport
St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington
St. Mark Catholic Church in Wilmington
St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Wilmington
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport
Verona United Methodist Church in Jacksonville
Water of Life Lutheran Church in Wilmington
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington
Westview United Methodist Church in Burgaw
Whiteville United Methodist Church in Whiteville
Windermere Presbyterian Church in Wilmington
Woodburn Presbyterian Church in Leland.

Let’s wipe out hunger one can at a time.

Tell them Andy sent you!

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2 responses to “Ready for the Souper Bowl?

  1. Please add 5th Avenue United Methodist Church to the list.

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