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Tackle hunger by supporting 2013 Souper Bowl of Caring

No matter which team you root for, or against, in the Super Bowl, GraceWorks Ministries invites you to tackle a different sort of opponent in early February – hunger.

More than a dozen local restaurants and businesses are donating soup and bread for GraceWorks volunteers and staff to serve up for lunch in drive-through style Feb. 1 in the CoolSprings Galleria parking lot.

GraceWorks is one of 11,000 groups across the country participating in the 2013 Souper Bowl, which began in 1990 by a South Carolina church youth group who decided to combine watching the Super Bowl with collecting money for a local food bank. Since then, $81 million has been raised to provide food for the hungry.

Tickets are $10 each, which includes a bowl of soup, a breadstick and a $10 gift card to Boxwood Bistro. Tickets are available online at, and businesses may buy blocks of tickets. Purchasers can pick up their food and gift cards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the northwest corner of the mall parking lot, near Logan’s and Chili’s. All proceeds will go to the GraceWorks food pantry.

In 2012, GraceWorks provided 3,257 grocery carts of food for families and 14,789 fuel bags for children. The food cart program increased 35.4 percent in the fourth quarter alone. Fuel bags are easy-to-prepare food for the weekends given to students qualifying for the free/reduced lunch program.

Donating soup or bread for the event are Boxwood Bistro, Stoveworks, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Dominos Pizza, Einstein Bagels, Franklin Mercantile Deli, Little Caesars, Logan’s Roadhouse and Whole Foods.

Other businesses supporting this SouperBowl of Caring are CoolSprings Galleria, United Healthcare, Walmart and Publix.

Posted on: 1/10/2013


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