|Souper Bowl of Caring started in 1990, when 22 youth groups in Columbia, SC stood outside their churches after worship holding soup pots to collect money and canned goods. Each youth group gave 100 percent of their collections directly to charities and non-profits in their community. Over the next several years this grassroots movement grew until thousands of groups from every state were collecting a total of several million dollars every year.
This year, the youth of First Presbyterian will be collecting money and canned goods after worship next Sunday, on February 7th. Everything that we raise will be donated to McDowell Mission Ministries, where it will be used to help those in need. Be sure to bring a few dollars or non-perishable food items to worship on Sunday so that you can be part of the Souper Bowl of Caring collection!