“Souper Bowl” Super Effort Begins Saturday

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 here. The 2024 “Souper Bowl of Hope” kicks off this coming weekend, on Saturday.

The Project Salina board invites local businesses, churches, and citizens to join in their mission of gathering soup.

In conjunction with Super Bowl 58, the 2024 Salina “Souper Bowl of Hope” is trying to collect 58,000 cans of soup by Super Bowl Sunday to be distributed between six organizations in Salina that help 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 (DVACK)
  • Salina Grace

The soup collection is a Project Salina effort.  Project Salina does not collect canned soup during its May food drive and, instead, collaborates with the NFL Super Bowl to organize the “Souper Bowl of Hope.” This annual initiative eliminates the need for collecting canned soup in May.

Soup will be collected at all Salina Dillons grocery store locations during the following dates and times:

  • Sat., Jan. 27 (10am-6pm)
  • Sun., Jan. 28 (1pm-5pm)
  • Sat., Feb., 3 (10am-6pm)
  • Sun., Feb. 4 (1pm-5pm)
  • Sat., Feb. 10 (1pm-5pm)

The “Souper Bowl of Hope” is looking for volunteers to assist. For any inquiries, or if you are interested in volunteering, send an email to [email protected].

Individuals, groups, and organizations are all encouraged to participate in the effort.

A $30 cash donation enables organizers to purchase 60 cans of soup.