Texans Duane Brown helps Souper Bowl of Caring kick off


by Shern-Min Chow / KHOU 11 News


Posted on January 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 7:40 PM

HOUSTON—The Souper Bowl of Caring, a major food drive, kicked off Wednesday and runs until Superbowl Sunday.

Houston hosts the largest drive in the country. 

High school marching bands, drill teams and cheerleaders all helped launch the event at the Houston Food Bank.

During the next three weeks, 250 schools and congregations will be collecting non-perishable goods. 

That scores big with Texans Offensive Tackle Duane Brown.

“The school that donates and collects the most, I will host a pep rally for them,” he said.

Fifteen thousand Boy Scouts will be going door to door to collect items. 

“We’re going to place these door hangers to let people know we’re going to be picking up food the day before the Superbowl,” said scout Jonathan Cane.

Local grocery stores are lending manpower to sort and pack grocery sacks of food so folks can buy a bag at the grocery store checkout line and donate it.