The Souper Bowl competition invites participating churches to collect cans of hearty soup at their services the weekend of Feb. 2 though Feb. 3 and then those canned goods will be donated to the OFP. The charitable competition is a play on the NFL Super Bowl, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Cans will then be counted by volunteers at each church — each church then transports their collected cans to the OFP or a pantry of their choosing.
The OFP will be open Monday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon or Tuesday, Feb 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The church with the most cans collected per members of the congregation will have their name put on the traveling trophy.
This year, the Souper Bowl is being organized by St. Clare Catholic Church and also by congregation members Karen Truran and her daughter Kate.
Truran said she had been looking for a way to give back to the community and she feels “blessed” to have the opportunity to organize the Souper Bowl event.
“On a weekend where so many are enjoying food with company, it’s important to think of those who do not have that opportunity,” she said. “I am looking forward to having my daughter work with me to be of service to those in need.”
To participate in the Souper Bowl or for more information, contact contact Karen Truran at 618-541-6009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.