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Souper Bowl of Caring

Covenant members provide both leadership and muscle for Springfield's Souper Bowl of Caring, a massive food drive in February during which food donations are collected from local households, then sorted, packed and shiped to local food pantries.

In 2010, churches and civic organizations in Springfield collected over 22,000 food items.  In 2011, we collected over 24,000 food items.  We actively strive to improve collection rates as well as civic participation each year.

We want to do even better this year!  Please help those among us who are less fortunate than we are by joining the Souper Bowl of Caring Team at Covenant Church. Thank you so much!


posted February 28, 2017
The Souper Bowl of Caring Team would like to thank the members and friends of Covenant Church who donated a record breaking 1581 cans of food and $3,159 in cash to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry this year.

FacebookKeep up with the collection effort and spread the word at the Delaware County Souper Bowl of Caring facebook page.


A Brief History of the Souper Bowl of Caring

"Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat."

On Super Bowl Sunday in 1990, this simple prayer was offered by a seminary intern at a Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. It inspired a group of teenagers to create a fun, yet meaningful way to fight hunger and reach out to those in need. They invited their friends at 21 other churches to join them in collecting donations in soup pots, and their effort raised $5,700, with every penny donated to local charities. The idea caught on and spread...

Today, Souper Bowl of Caring is a collaboration of NFL teams, congregations, schools and compassionate individuals caring for others on Super Bowl weekend. More than $98 million has been generated, and 100% of all donations go directly to food banks, soup kitchens and other charities across the country.

Covenant Church started working with the national Souper Bowl of Caring group back in the late 1990s. It expanded to many other churches in town after that, and the community-wide effort started in 2005.


NOTE: The Souper Bowl of Caring ministry is national in scope, but addresses needs of the local community. For further information go to: or