Souper Bowl of Caring is vowing to “Change the Game” in local communities across North Texas during the weeks leading up to Superbowl Sunday. We are thankful to have such committed partnerships with local businesses, including Albertsons in Colleyville, which has made it their game plan to ensure local families receive nourishment throughout the year.
Through Superbowl Sunday, Albertsons gives customers the opportunity to purchase pre-filled bags at the register on behalf of families at risk for hunger. Each filled bag costs $9, and contains protein and nutrient-rich staples such as tuna, soup and vegetables.
Souper Bowl of Caring addresses the startling number of chronically-poor households, which equates to one in seven Americans. More troubling still is that 16 million of those Americans are children, some living within miles of our doorsteps.
Last year the Colleyville Albertsons received the GRACE Outstanding Community Partner Award for going far and above the call to provide meals to families on a local level.
But businesses like Albertsons are making an impact in the local community. In 2017, the store is projected to give 73,000 pounds of food to the Food Pantry since 2013. In 2016 Souper Bowl of Caring teamed up with 303 groups across North Texas to collect over $1.6M in cash and food items for families in need through local food banks, including the GRACE Food Pantry.
When you visit your local grocer to purchase food for the Big Game, consider sponsoring a meal to a family in need of encouragement.
About the Food Pantry
The GRACE Food Pantry provides perishable and nonperishable food to individuals and families in need. The Food Pantry utilizes a self-select system that allows GRACE clients to “shop” and select the food items that meet the cultural and dietary needs of their households. The grocery store setting is designed to create a dignified atmosphere in which clients can receive support for their family.