Souper Bowl of Caring is vowing to “Change the Game” in local communities across North Texas during the weeks leading up to Super Bowl. We are thankful to have such committed partnerships with local businesses, including Albertons in Colleyville, which has made it their game plan to ensure local families receive nourishment throughout the year.

Through Souper Bowl Sunday, Albertsons gives customers the opportunity to purchase pre-filled bags on behalf of families at risk for hunger. Each filled bag costs $8, and contains protein and nutrient-rich staples such as tuna, soup and vegetables.

Souper Bowl of Caring was established to address the startling amount of families living in chronic poverty, which equates to 1 in 7 Americans. More startling still is that 16 million of those Americans are children, some living within miles of our doorsteps.

But businesses like Albertsons are making an impact in the local community. Last year 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. Since 2008 the campaign has raised just over $8M to provide food to local families.

“A lot of people get excited for their Super Bowl team, and they are rooting for their team and they are buying a lot for their parties, but Souper Bowl of Caring brings awareness to the community and let them know people are struggling in their area,” said Souper Bowl of Caring President and CEO Clara Cooper.

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. Learn more about the Food Pantry here.

Thanks to the following groups who have rallied behind us through Souper Bowl of Caring:

  • Colleyville Heritage High School Baseball
  • Colleyville Heritage Golf
  • Colleyville Heritage Golf
  • Colleyville Heritage High School Cross-Country
  • Cross Timbers Middle School
  • First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine