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‘Souperbowl of Caring’ will benefit Lemont Food Pantries

St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School’s National Junior Honor Society is asking members of the community to help tackle hunger by dropping off food items for local families in need.

Students in St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School’s National Junior Honor Society will be collecting non-perishable food items as part of a nationwide “Souperbowl of Caring” effort, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at Jewel-Osco, 1202 State St., and Chipain’s Fresh Market, 1100 State St. Donations will benefit Lemont Food Pantries.

The Souperbowl of Caring helps young people across the country develop a stronger connection to their communities by caring for their neighbors in need.  And, by donating food, community members can join the movement that is transforming the weekend of the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving.

According to the organization’s website, since 1990, participants in Souperbowl of Caring events have generated $81 million for soup kitchens, food banks and other charities in communities across the country.

The national organization seeks to use the energy created by the Super Bowl to “mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.”

Click here for more information on Souperbowl of Caring.

Paul Froehle January 13, 2013 at 05:53 AM
The pantry does not need outdated food. They are required to throw it away.

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