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Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring

We are partnering with The Souper Bowl of Caring to collect food that stays right here and goes to local hunger relief organizations like The Capital Area Food Bank that feeds our friends and neighbors.  We have 2 weeks left in this campaign.  All HEB, Randalls and Central Market Grocery Stores have convenient ways for you to donate.  You have already raised over 940,000 meals!  The goal is 1.3 Million meals.  With your help we can get there.

Read the press release below:

PRESS RELEASE

Donations Still Needed to Tackle Hunger

During Last Week of Souper Bowl of Caring Central Texas

Austin’s goal is to provide 1.3 million meals for neighbors in need

AUSTIN — Entering the final two weeks of Central Texas’ largest community drive to tackle hunger, Souper Bowl of Caring is reporting that the 2014 campaign has raised over 940,000 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 or by organizing a drive to benefit a local charity of their choice.

“As Central Texans do their gameday shopping, I encourage them to pick up a bag or make a cash donation to help people who are hungry,” said Clara Cooper, President and CEO of Souper Bowl of Caring.  “We can’t predict which team will be the champion on the field, but we know local charities can win big if everyone gives.”

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 will distribute fliers in some areas on Saturday, Jan. 25 to educate the community about the most needed food items. Scouts and their leaders will return the following week to collect the donations. Residents can only donate at their door if they receive a flier. Scouts 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, volunteer opportunities and live results of this city-wide initiative, visit tacklehunger.org/austin.

About Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring is a national youth-led movement of schools, congregations, community organizations and compassionate individuals joining together to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities, transforming the time around the Super Bowl into the nation's largest celebration of giving and serving. Since the program started in 1990, volunteers have collected more than $98 million in dollars and cans, with 100 percent of all donations going directly to community food banks, soup kitchens or other charities chosen by each group. For more information or to join the team, visit www.tacklehunger.org

Partners and Supporters
Souper Bowl of Caring Central Texas is led by partners H-E-B, Central Market, Randalls, FOX 7; KEYE-TV; KVUE-TV; KXAN Austin News; Unimas; Telemundo; Univision-KAKW 62; The CW Austin; My Austin TV; Time Warner Cable News; KBVO; KVET; KASE 101; AM 1300 The Zone; Latino 102.7; La Jefa 104.3; El Sancho 107.7; 107.1 La Z; Incite; the Austin American-Statesman; The Jewish Outlook and the Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts.

About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Since 1981, the Food Bank has helped Central Texans in need by collaborating with close to 300 partner agencies to provide healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education to make better choices at mealtime. In 2013, the Food Bank distributed over 29 million pounds of food to more than 300,000 Central Texans in its 21 county service territory. For more information on the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and its programs, visit austinfoodbank.org or call 512-282-2111. For media inquiries please contact Sara LeStrange, Communications Director, at slestrange@austinfoodbank.org or 512-925-4837.

 

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