The “Souper” Bowl of Caring program began in 1990 in a South Carolina Presbyterian Church with a simple prayer to remind those who enjoy the Super Bowl to remember those who do not even have a bowl of soup to eat. They invited other congregations across the country to join them in collecting money to be donated to local charities and soup kitchens.
For this year’s game, according to the National Retail Federation Super Bowl Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, average viewer spending will increase slightly from last year and total spending is expected to reach $14.3 billion.
For over two decades, America’s youth has participated in this national “Souper" Bowl of Caring program to raise funds for local organizations helping people in need. National efforts are made on the Super Bowl weekend, as well as weeks surrounding it, to make it a large celebration of giving and serving others.
Participating in the program since 2000, the children and youth of First Presbyterian Church of Bradford have collected over $5,000.00 to date to help feed those in need in the Bradford community.
Donations will be collected following the chapel and sanctuary services. Anyone interested in making a monetary donation or contributing non-perishable food items are asked to please contact the church.