Once again, the Chiefs will serve as a national sponsor of the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” This hunger relief program transforms the days leading up to the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest youth-led week of giving and service. Schools, churches, and other community groups have raised over $82 million nationally since its inception 23 years ago. With 100% of all donations going directly to food banks, soup kitchens, and other charities in our local market, its impact is also felt throughout the Kansas City area. The past two years alone, the Chiefs involvement allowed Harvesters to provide nearly 70,000 meals to local hungry.
This year’s drive will take place leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, on February 5, 2012. Now, we’re asking you to help us make this collection a success by joining our team. The Chiefs have four unique options for all Red and Gold faithful to step up and make a difference. You can easily join the Chiefs Souper Bowl of Caring team by participating in:
1) Virtual Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive -
Go to www.souperbowl.harvesters.org and you can donate to the “Virtual Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive.” Help us score a touchdown and reach our goal of 50,000 meals. Every dollar you pledge will create five meals for those in need of nourishment, so please give generously!
2) Volunteer at Harvesters During the Souper Bowl Week of Caring -
Schedule a two-hour volunteer shift for you and some friends at Harvesters. The Chiefs and Harvesters are looking for 1,500 volunteers and have shifts available throughout Super Bowl Week. There, you’ll assist in sorting and repackaging donated food. Volunteers are also asked to bring a minimum of 10 canned goods (or $10) per person. Spots are filling fast so if you are interested in volunteering, please call Harvesters at 816.929.3000 or visit www.harvesters.org for more information.
3) Host a Souper Bowl of Caring Collection during your Super Bowl XLVI Watch Party -
If you’d like to join our “Souper Bowl of Caring” team but don’t have an organized group, the Chiefs and Harvesters have an easy alternative for you. We invite you to host a food drive yourself when you and your friends gather to watch Super Bowl XLVI. The food and/or money you collect can then be donated to Harvesters by calling 816.929.3000.
4) Register Your School, Church or Youth Group for a Souper Bowl of Caring Collection -
Join Kansas City’s "Souper Bowl of Caring" team and be part of an effort to lift up your neighbors in need. The Chiefs are inviting churches, schools and youth groups to collect food and money for those in need through the “Souper Bowl Week of Caring.” It’s simple to register your group and help make a difference. But kickoff for Super Bowl XLVI is fast approaching. Go to www.souperbowl.org and click on “Participate” in the top navigation bar to get started. It’s a fun way for your group to help tackle hunger this year.
This is another example of the Kansas City Chiefs commitment to playing an active role in our community. The Hunt Family has made corporate citizenship and charitable giving a priority for the Chiefs. Those efforts focus on organizations and programs which improve the civic and cultural climate in our region, support families and children in crisis, improve health and wellness among children as well as preserve the legacy and history of the game of football. One way the organization supports these efforts is through Chiefs Community Caring Team visits.
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