In conjunction with football’s single biggest day, Salina’s single biggest one-day effort to gather food for the hungry is this weekend. The 2019 Souper Bowl of Hope will conclude Saturday with a final push.
The Souper Bowl of Hope is an effort of Salina churches and businesses to gather cans of soup. Volunteers have been collecting canned soup donations at all three Dillons stores and the Save-A-Lot grocery store the past couple of weekends. The effort will culminate with a final collection day this Saturday.
The soup will be 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 goal this year is to collect 53,000 cans of soup, in conjunction with Super Bowl 53.
The collection effort comes 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.