Maine Catholic Youth to Score Donations in ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ Feb. 2-3 | Events
Event Mobilizes Young People to Fight Hunger and Poverty in Maine Communities
Despite the Patriots missing out on a trip to Super Bowl XLVII this weekend, young people from all around Maine will still be cheering, but their rooting interest will be towards getting as many donations as possible to benefit the annual Souper Bowl of Caring, a weekend of giving and serving on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 in which 100% of the monetary and food donations collected will be given to local charities.
The middle school community service group at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland will collect money after all of this weekend’s Masses with the proceeds to be given to Portland’s soup kitchens.
This weekend, at all Good Shepherd Parish Masses in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach and Lyman, the youth ministry will stand with pots to collect donations for the parish’s community food pantries.
In Scarborough, teens will speak at Masses at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish to implore parishioners to give generously as collected donations will aid St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Portland.
At St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick, donations will go directly to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, while sixth, seventh and eighth graders at St. Mary of the Visitation Parish in Houlton will be collecting for St. Mary’s Food Pantry.
Since the inception of Souper Bowl of Caring in 1990, over $50 million in monetary and food donations have been made nationwide.