HOUSTON -- On any given day, more than 53,000 people go hungry in Southeast Texas.

Join KHOU 11 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.

From January 16 through February 3, Houstonians are encouraged to donate food or funds at any Houston area H-E-B, Kroger or Randalls grocery store.

Stores will offer bags of food for purchase that contain items most needed by those served by the food bank. These pre-packaged bags of food or any non-perishable food donation can be dropped off in the red collection barrel at the front of each store. Plus, to make it even easier, shopper can add a monetary donation of any amount to their grocery total as they check out.

To boost the effort, hundreds of local churches and area schools are also conducting drives. In 2012, the effort collected enough food and money to provide 3.2 million meals to the area. The goal for 2013 is 3.5 million meals.

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.

For more information on participating stores, group participation and volunteer opportunities, click here.

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