Souper Effort Brings in Cans and Cash

An effort in Salina to collect 58,000 cans of soup in conjunction with Super Bowl 58 is underway.

Organizers of the “Souper Bowl of Hope” say  3,970 cans of soup were collected, along with $2,164 in cash donations, during this past weekend at Dillon’s grocery stores in Salina. A $30 cash donation enables organizers to purchase 60 cans of soup. This does not include what local churches and businesses are collecting.

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 under the Project Salina umbrella 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 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.

Volunteers will be at all three Dillon’s stores again on Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4. The last day of the collection effort will be Saturday, February 10th