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Salina “Souper Bowl” Kicks Off

Todd Pittenger - January 23, 2016 12:41 pm

In conjunction with the biggest weekends of football games of the year, Salina’s biggest weekend efforts of the year to gather food for the hungry are underway. The 2016 Souper Bowl of Hope has started.

The Souper Bowl  is an effort of Salina churches and businesses to gather cans of soup. The soup is donated to five organizations that feed the hungry. Those organizations include:

  • Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank
  • Salina Salvation Army
  • Salina Rescue Mission
  • Ashby House
  • Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas

The collection effort came at a critical time. The annual “Project Salina” food drive in May helps stock shelves for the summer months. But by late winter, those shelves start to get bare.

Volunteers will be at Saline grocery stores the next couple of weekends, through February 6th, collecting cans of soup. The goal this year is to collect 50,000 can of soups, in conjunction with Super Bowl 50.

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