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Some Souper ideas

Youth collect food and funds for hunger projects

Each year the soup pots come out as youth raise money to alleviate hunger on Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday. Groups report their results at the Souper Bowl Web site to determine a national total. At presstime, 14,798 groups had donated more than $9.5 million—$905,646 of that amount is from ELCA youth.

Here are some ideas from ELCA congregations that might work for your group next year.

Grace, Lexington, Neb.
Confirmands at Grace, Lexington, Neb., asked people to fill coin boxes.
Grace, Lexington, Neb.: Confirmands asked people to fill hunger coin boxes. They advertised their project with posters, using the theme from the ELCA World Hunger Appeal’s boxes: “God’s math multiplies.” And it does—the youth raised more than $330 for the hunger appeal.

Our Savior, Prineville, Ore.: In January parishioners received grocery sacks with a list of suggested food items and ELCA hunger appeal envelopes. The youth collected 54 bags of groceries for the congregation’s food pantry and raised more than $350 for the appeal.


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