Churches have a 'souper' food drive during Super Bowl

Churches have a 'souper' food drive during Super Bowl

Churches have a 'souper' food drive during Super Bowl
2/26/2016

Story and photos submitted by the Rev. Gary Geiman
Billings Hope United Methodist Church, Billings, Montana


Billings Hope United Methodist Church and Huntley United Methodist Church recently engaged in a month-long effort to collect cans of soup for hunger. Using the back drop of the Super Bowl and how much money and time we spend on that celebration in American society, members of the Hope and Huntley congregations were challenged to remember those who are less fortunate by bringing cans of soup to worship which would later be distributed to local charities that feed the hungry in our communities.

Billings Hope UMC had a goal of 1,000 cans of soup, and Huntley UMC had a goal of 250 cans of soup. At the conclusion of our soup drive, Billings Hope had collected 1,143 cans of soup and Huntley had collected 280 cans of soup. Local food banks, Tumbleweed (serving homeless teens), Family Promise, School Back Pack Programs, and other charities will receive these cans of soup to help meet the needs of area residents. This was a fun and successful event, and church members loved seeing our stack of soup cans grow each week.




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