Local church collects more than 3000 cans for Souper Bowl of Caring

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The Super Bowl isn’t just about the commercials, snacks, and the competition.  It’s also about giving back.  One local church awakens it’s members competitive spirit while helping the community. 

On this particular Super Bowl Sunday, the competition wasn’t just in Houston. Covenant Presbyterian Church had a friendly challenge of their own called the “Souper Bowl of Caring”.

“Our whole church gets really into it,” said  Fiona Miller, a church member.

Its not about the Patriots or Falcons. At Covenant,  it’s all about soup.

“One half of the congregation is tomato soup and the other half is chicken soup,” Tom MacMichael, a member for Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Every year church members spend about a month collecting cans of soup.  This year they collected more than 3000.

“Tomato was 937 and chicken was 1,861,” said  Jonathan Mack, Director of Youth Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

“Chicken noodle won out big time this year,” said MacMichael,

“Most of the time tomato wins, so this is a huge upset,” said Charlotte Miller.

Church members will pack up the soup and take it to the Presbyterian Community Center.  The goal is to feed a least 5000 people, and the office manager says they surpass the goal every year.

“We use this in our food pantry at the PCC which feeds hungry people in Southeast and all over Roanoke City,” said MacMichael, the office manager at Presbyterian Community Center.

Although in this particular competition someone had to lose, It’s worth it for all the people who will win.


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