Catholic youth to score donations during ‘Souper’ Bowl this weekend

4 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — While the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will be racking up points during Sunday’s big game, young Catholics from the Caribou and Presque Isle area will be busy scoring donations to benefit those in need through the “Souper” Bowl of Caring.

The annual event, held this year on Saturday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 2, is a weekend of giving and serving in which 100 percent of the monetary and food donations collected will be given to local charities to help tackle hunger in the community. Local youth will join those from around the state in the collection effort.

At the Parish of the Precious Blood, which serves Caribou, Presque Isle and surrounding communities, youth will collect money after weekend Masses at Holy Rosary Church in Caribou and St. Mary’s Church in Presque Isle. The donations will be split between the Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry and the Grace Interfaith Food Table in Presque Isle.

 Since its inception in 1990, churches across America have raised well over $100 million for soup kitchens, food pantries, and other charities through the “Souper” Bowl of Caring.