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Super Sunday becomes big youth-led day of giving and serving

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - On Sunday, February 1st, 140 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl. Many will host and attend parties with abundant food and drinks. However at the same time, there are people in need in our communities and beyond. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank is encouraging everyone to join young people around the country by participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring.

The Souper Bowl of Caring was started in 1990 by a group of young people looking to celebrate more than just a football game on Super Bowl Sunday. Since then over $50 million has gone to the hungry nation-wide.

The Souper Bowl of Caring is a simple, yet significant way of helping others in need. Step one is ensuring that churches are participating in this fundraiser. In 2008, over 14,000 groups contributed to the Souper Bowl of Caring generating over $10 million. Step two is ensuring people make a donation on February 1st as they leave worship. All of the money collected is donated to local charities selected by the participant.

To learn more about the Souper Bowl of Caring visit www.souperbowl.org or contact the Northeast Iowa Food Bank at 319-235-0507.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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