Churches’ ‘Souper Bowl’ yields 1,000+ cans of soup for hungry

February 11, 2014

Church: Richfield UMC

District: Twin Cities

Submitted by: Linda Delph

The Seahawks and the Broncos weren't the only ones competing on Feb. 2.

Two churches in the Minnesota Conference were having a "Souper Bowl" of their ownand one that helped a good cause.

Richfield United Methodist Church and Minnehaha United Methodist Church (Minneapolis) spent January and Super Bowl Sunday collecting cans of soup as part of the "Souper Bowl of Caring"a friendly competition to see which congregation could collect the most cans of soup. The results: Richfield, 768, and Minnehaha, 316.

Cans collected at Richfield will go to VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People), and cans collected at Minnehaha will go to Minnehaha's own food shelf.

God calls us to reach out to those in need and uses us in powerful waysfor example, to feed the hungry people in our communities.

The Seahawks might have won the Super Bowl that received the most publicity on Feb. 2. But the friendly competition that two local churches engaged in created another important win in their communities.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058