The sixth edition of the Souper Bowl of Caring was held on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2 to raise funds for Hope In Action.
Volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church in Hope manned the station, and in the first hour, the group had collected almost 100 pounds of food and cash.
This year marks the 24th year nationally for the Souper Bowl of Caring and more than $71 million has been raised for food banks, soup kitchens, and other charities across the U. S., according to local coordinator Elaine Douglas.
The event is held annually on Super Bowl weekend to coincide with the National Football League world championship football game.
Through this mission, young people learn what it's like to make a positive difference in the world as they collect food, raise money and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry, and compassion to those in need, Douglas said.
Since beginning the Souper Bowl of Caring in Hope in 2008, a grand total of $3,753 has been raised and 3,017 pounds of food has been donated.
All the food gathered and money raised goes to Hope In Action, a local community aid and transient assistance organization.