Score A Victory Against Hunger!

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Rally your parish and church youth and team up with IOCC this Souper Bowl Sunday.

Just follow the simple guidelines to lead your youth towards becoming Souper Bowl MVPs!

  • ANNOUNCE that your parish will be a part of the Souper Bowl of Caring, and ask parishioners to bring a nonperishable food item and small monetary contribution to Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 7. Please arrange for safely distanced drop-offs and collections.
  • DISCUSS the Souper Bowl with your youth group. Lead them in a discussion on community service and serving people who don’t have everything they need (food, water, etc.). Read the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the Bible (Luke 10:25–37) and relate the teaching of “helping our neighbor” with participation in the Souper Bowl.
  • DECIDE to which local food bank or soup kitchen you will donate the nonperishable foods collected on Souper Bowl Sunday.
  • CHOOSE a monetary goal for your parish to reach through the contributions collected for IOCC on Souper Bowl Sunday.
  • COLLECT the donations on Sunday, February 7. Please find safe, appropriate ways to do this, keeping everyone safe and socially distanced—perhaps a box in the narthex or a collection via mail.
  • DELIVER the nonperishables to the selected food bank.
  • MAIL checks to IOCC using the Souper Bowl Sunday mailer your parish received.
  • DEBRIEF your Souper Bowl experience to reinforce the messages of service and volunteerism with the youth.

Your monetary contribution to IOCC on Souper Bowl Sunday will help people in need across the globe.

Click below to download Souper Bowl announcements in PDF format for your parish bulletin:

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Your gift of $100 is enough to provide an affected Syrian family with a water tank to store clean drinking water.

Your gift of $250 can help cover one primary or kindergarten teacher's salary so they can continue teaching those in need.

With $430, IOCC can provide one hearing aid to enhance a hearing-impaired Syrian or Jordanian child’s ability to succeed in school and, ultimately, society.

Your gift of $1,000 is enough to cover one Serv-X-Treme participant's cost, allowing the next generation of Orthodox Christians to grow in their faith as they put it into action.

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