Souper Bowl of Caring

Click to see Souper Bowl teams

It’s Super Bowl time! And that means it’s also Souper Bowl of Caring Time.

The Community Shelter of Union County is gearing up for the Super Bowl by participating in the national Souper Bowl of Caring, a movement that encourages residents to support our community neighbors experiencing hunger and homelessness.

The local campaign benefits Community Shelter programs that provide emergency shelter, food and rehousing to Union County residents. Can you help support the hungry and homeless in Union County?

Every year, individual schools in the UCPS system plus churches, businesses, individuals and neighborhoods host fundraising drives for our Souper Bowl of Caring, typically raising more than $25,000 to feed the hungry and house the homeless in Union County.

We’ve added an online donation platform to help you quickly build fundraising teams for your organization. You can see the campaign build among groups and share your creativity.

The campaign runs through March 15.

Multiple ways you can join in

1. Donate directly

You can pay by credit card here or mail a check to 160 Meadow St., Monroe 28110.

2. Create a fundraising team page with JustGiving

At, click the orange button to start a team.

Create an account and build your organization or family page. The basic information is already entered. For tips on building your page, download the JustGiving kit at

3. Support a school, church or other fundraising team with your contribution.

Donate here and add the team’s name in “Your Message.” 

Or click here to see a list of fundraising teams you can support.

4. Hold a fundraising event of your choice – live or virtual – and donate the proceeds to the Community Shelter.

East Frank Superette and Kitchen hosted our second Souper Bowl cookoff among seven restaurants. The restaurants prepared signature soups which attendees tasted, then voted for their favorite with contributions. Really fun event. And East Frank won the competition this year. Plus they also matched all the donations! 


Here’s how your contribution helps

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