Souper Bowl of Caring, a nonprofit dedicated to tackling hunger, kicked off its year-round initiative at Billy Earl Dade Middle School to help the more than 4 million Texans who face hunger.
Teaming up with long-standing grocer partners, Albertsons, Kroger, Market Street and Tom Thumb, SBOC held its annual kick off at Dade Middle School on Thursday, Jan. 18. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas ISD Deputy Superintendent Israel Cordero, Trustee Bernadette Nutall and retired Dallas Cowboy Drew Pearson also attended the kick off to voice their support of SBOC.
Texans can also join the movement to tackle hunger by teaming up with SBOC to host their own food drive with donations going directly to a local food bank or pantry. Interested individuals are also invited to purchase pre-packed bags of food available at their local Albertsons, Kroger, Market Street and Tom Thumb or donate at the register between now and the Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 4. Food donations will benefit North Texas Food Bank, Tarrant Area Food Bank and local food pantries.
“Hunger is an issue 365 days a year, and it is thanks to our partners and volunteers that we are able to tackle hunger year-round,” said Souper Bowl of Caring Board Chair, Dr. Judith Craven. “Since its inception, SBOC has evolved into a national front to join communities, inspire youth, and feed the 1 in 6 Texans who struggle every day to find their next meal.”
SBOC started as a grassroots movement 28 years ago with a mission of generating food and resources for charities and organizations that feed hungry people. To date, SBOC has generated more than $135 million from donors overall for soup kitchens, food banks and other charities in communities across the country.
For more information on volunteering, hosting a food drive or donating, visit souperbowl.org. Join the movement socially by using #TackleHungerTX and following @souperbowl on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.