(SNR/MTKO) - Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement that started in 1990 to empower congregations, schools, families, and businesses to collect dollars and food for local charities around the time of the Super Bowl.
To help meet a growing demand for services, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is encouraging local groups to “join the team” and help Matt Talbot tackle hunger and homelessness by participating in this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 3.
Feeding the hungry is at the core of Matt Talbot’s mission with two hot nutritious meal served every day of the year. More than 110,000 meals were provided last year, an increase of nearly 4,000 from 2017, with an average of 151 people served at each meal.
In addition to hunger relief, Matt Talbot also offers homeless prevention services such as life skills training, drug and alcohol counseling, case management, and housing, plus help with basic and emergency needs such as showers and laundry services.
“Matt Talbot has participated in Souper Bowl of Caring for the past 20 years and I’m always inspired by the many different groups that participate – families, businesses, clubs, and churches,” said Susanne Blue, Matt Talbot executive director. “On Super Bowl Sunday there will be food and fun for those watching the game. But there will also be people struggling to feed themselves and their families.
“Matt Talbot is here for those folks every day, and will provide beyond the basic need of food to embolden people to have hope and to find possibilities when things seem impossible.”
For more information about the Souper Bowl of Caring effort and how to get involved, call Vicky Drozd, event coordinator, at (402) 817-0619 or visit www.mtko.org.