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Fayette County Food Bank's 'Souper Bowl' to target hunger

By Ellen Rogers
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012
 

The Fayette County Community Action Agency Food Bank is sponsoring its 14th annual 'Souper Bowl of Caring' as a way to tackle hunger.

The food bank is a program in which products are distributed through local volunteer food pantries and provides an emergency supply of food for families.

"Our goal is to have a special collection on Super Bowl Sunday," said Jamie Brink, project manager at the food bank and coordinator of the event. Brink has been with the food bank for more than 20 years.

"We are encouraging churches, businesses and individuals to participate," said Brink.

Residents can help promote hunger awareness and lessen hunger in the community by accepting monetary donations from employees and patrons, organizing a food drive, or collecting donations during private Super Bowl parties.

For every dollar raised on Souper Bowl Sunday, the agency's food bank will be able to provide more than $10 worth of nutritional food for residents in need in the community.

The Souper Bowl has been a successful event for the food bank since 1997.

"Contributions may literally mean that one hungry family will have the nourishment they desperately need," said Brink.

This year's Souper Bowl of Caring will be held on Feb. 5 -- Super Bowl Sunday. The food bank has not yet received confirmation as to who will be participating this year.

The food bank is located at 119 N. Beeson Blvd. in Uniontown.

To participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring, contact Brink by phone at 724-437-6050, ext. 1264, or by e-mail at brink@fccaa.org .

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