Souper Bowl of Caring raising funds, food

PHILIPPI — Heart and Hand House invites churches and other organizations to take part in the 2019 “Souper Bowl of Caring,” a national movement to fight hunger and poverty in communities across our country around the time of the Super Bowl football game.

After the holidays, the generous donations of the season have been used for those who needed help during that time. The post-holiday season is a time for replenishing needed supplies, and the Souper Bowl of Caring has become an annual tradition for many schools, businesses and places of worship to make a big difference for nonprofits, like Heart and Hand House, who serve the community’s most vulnerable.

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl on Feb. 3, participating groups are urged to take up a collection for people in need, asking for monetary help or one can of soup from each donor. (Canned goods other than soup are also welcomed.) After the big game, donations may be dropped off to Heart and Hand’s food pantry, located at 48 Mason St. in Philippi. Organizations that would like to register as official participants and have their donations counted in the national collection reports, may do so by visiting www.souperbowl.org or by calling 1-800-358-SOUP.

Heart and Hand House Inc. is a non-profit mission project affiliated with the United Methodist Church that provides emergency assistance to income-eligible residents of Barbour County. For more information, visit the website at www.heartandhandhouse.org or call the main office at 304-457-1295.


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