Souper Bowl of Caring

Click to see Souper Bowl teams, leaderboard

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, sponsored again by Birdseye Renewable Energy, 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 $45,000 to feed the hungry and house the homeless in Union County.

Last year, as COVID hit, in-person classes and meetings turned virtual and everyone’s life turned upside down, we still raised $35,256. That is awesome!

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 make an online contribution through PayPal or credit card here or mail a check to 160 Meadow St., Monroe 28110.  You can also pay by credit card here.

2. Create a fundraising team page with JustGiving

At JustGiving.com/campaign/souperbowlunion, 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 https://help.justgiving.com/hc/en-us/articles/201200042-Crowdfunding-hints-and-tips.

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.

Community Shelter, by the numbers

EMERGENCY SHELTER

27,177 nights of shelter (July 2019-June 2020)

FOOD

73,946 meals served (July 2019-June 2020)

498,419 pounds of food given (March-Dec. 2020)

REHOUSING

104 families moved into a home (July 2019-June 2020)

A look at our food services

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