Donations Still Needed to Meet Goal for
Central Texas Souper Bowl of Caring
Austin’s goal is to provide 1.3 million meals for neighbors in need
AUSTIN — Entering the last weekend of Central Texas’ largest community drive to tackle hunger, Souper Bowl of Caring is reporting that the 2014 campaign has raised over 1.24 million meals to help our neighbors in need. 100% of all donations will benefit local hunger-relief organizations, like the Capital Area Food Bank.
The community giving campaign, running now through Super Bowl Sunday, has a goal of collecting enough food and funds to equal 1.3 million meals to address the rising needs of food assistance. Central Texans can get involved by purchasing a pre-packaged bag of food or making a cash donation at any area H-E-B, Central Market or Randalls.
“As we get excited about the big game and the gatherings with tons of food, I encourage everyone to be mindful that there are many people who are hungry,” said Clara B. Cooper, President and CEO of Souper Bowl of Caring. “Please pick up a bag or make a donation so that one less person will be hungry. Although there can only be one winning football team on Sunday, local charities can also win big if everyone gives generously.”
Area residents who live in a Scouting district may also have the option of donating at their doorstep. Scouts from the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America distributed fliers in some area neighborhoods on Saturday, Jan. 25 to educate the community about the most needed food items. These Scouts will return Saturday, Feb. 1 to collect donations. They will also bring additional donated food items to the annual Report to State and Scout Parade on Saturday, Feb. 1 in downtown Austin.
Local area businesses, schools and churches will also kick off many of their drives. For a complete list of participating community organizations to learn more about hosting your own drive and live results of this city-wide initiative, visit www.tacklehunger.org/Austin.