Do you know why the youth are excited about this Sunday, February 7? No, it is not because Barrett is from North Carolina and the Carolina Panthers are playing in the Super Bowl (well, maybe a little). We are excited because we are participating in a bowl game right here at Druid Hills – we are participating in the Souper Bowl!
In 1990, 22 churches in Columbia, SC, raised money and food to stop hunger in their community. That year they raised $5,700. Now, 25 years later, Souper Bowl Sunday collection brings in over $8,000,000 nationwide. The mission for Souper Bowl collection is to utilize the energy from the Super Bowl and youth across the US to collect money and food. The money raised stays in the community and helps local charities fight hunger. The great thing is that the youth get to pick their charity.
This year DHPC youth have chosen to use the money collected to participate in the Atlanta Hunger Walk (www.hungerwalkrun.org). The Hunger Walk cost $25 per participant with the majority of than money then going to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Our goal is for 10 members of the youth group to be able to participate in the Hunger Walk, which is a financial goal of $250. Help us raise this money and help the ACFB, which distributes over 60 million pounds of food and grocery items to 600 direct service partner agencies including the InTown Collaborative Food Pantry. The Hunger Walk is an important fund raiser for both InTown and ACFB as together they work to serve our neighbors who suffer from hunger and food insecurity.
Over 20% of people living in GA are food insecure. 1 out of every 7.5 people who live in metro Atlanta turn to food pantries for assistance. Help us fight hunger! Bring cash or a check (with Souper Bowl in the memo line) to church on Feb. 7 and donate to the Souper Bowl. For more information ask a youth or check out these websites: www.souperbowl.org, www.hungerwalkrun.org, and www.acfb.org.