Posted on January 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM
Tuesday, Jan 10 at 6:09 PM
Join KHOU and help tackle hunger in Houston with the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive. The station has once again teamed up with local grocers, other local media outlets, the Houston Texans and the non-profit organization Souper Bowl of Caring for this community-wide effort benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Organizers have set a goal of raising 3 million meals to meet the rising need of food assistance in the community.
From January 11 through Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, Houstonians are encouraged to donate food or funds at any one of more than 200 participating H-E-B, Kroger or Randalls grocery stores.
Each day in southeast Texas, 53,000 people, including 3,600 children, are hungry. Agencies served by the Houston Food Bank report an increase in people seeking emergency food assistance. Half of families served by the Houston Food Bank are working poor, trying to make ends meet, but unable to earn enough to keep food on the table.
To boost the effort, hundreds of local churches and area schools are also conducting food and donation drives.
In 2011, the Houston program raised more than $2.1 million in dollars and food items—more than any other city in the U.S. 100% of all donations were donated to local food assistance organizations in Houston.
Souper Bowl of Caring is a nationwide, grassroots movement of caring utilizing Super Bowl weekend to mobilize youth to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities.