Souper Bowl Sunday Promising Record Numbers!
TYLER, January 31, 2013 — Just before the big kickoff this Sunday, February 3rd, churches around East Texas will make a play for hungry seniors and disabled individuals in the community by participating in the Annual Souper Bowl Sunday Campaign, benefitting Meals on Wheels Ministry (MOWM). The fundraising campaign was started several years ago as an effort to raise both critical funding and widespread awareness of senior hunger and malnutrition in East Texas.
“The concept is simple. We have asked churches across our six county service area to take up a special collection at the end of their services this coming Super Bowl Sunday,” explains MOWM President and CEO, Mike Powell. “We suggest that people give just one dollar to help end senior hunger in our community.” Meals on Wheels Ministry was originally organized by a group of church leaders in Tyler in 1973. “The support we receive from our local churches is the foundation of our ministry, and we believe that the work we do is a true extension of the church body’s commitment to missions.”
To date, MOWM has commitments from many churches who plan on participating in the 2013 Souper Bowl Sunday campaign, including: Grace Chapel in Tyler; Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler; Lanes Chapel, Tyler; Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler; First Baptist Church (FBC) Bullard; FBC Chandler; FBC Eustace; FBC Gresham; FBC Kilgore; FBC Mineola; FBC Troup; FBC Whitehouse; Mixon Church in Troup; First Baptist Church of Winona; His House Ministries in Winnsboro; First Baptist Church of Tool; First Baptist Church of Hawkins; First United Methodist Church of Hawkins; Holley Tree Chapel in Hawkins; Lake Fork Church in Yantis; Yantis Community Church; Summit United Methodist Church, Marshall; and First United Methodist Church of Mineola.
There is still time for churches to participate in the Souper Bowl Sunday campaign! Those interested in joining the campaign may contact Debbie Zea, MOWM Community Liaison, at (903) 525-0928. Several churches have also opted to take up the collection at a later date.
Meals on Wheels Ministry currently serves over 3,000 seniors and homebound individual in 30 communities across six counties including Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties. Meals on Wheels Ministry is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing good nutritious meals, daily contacts, and other support services that enable senior citizens and disabled persons to remain independent and living in their own homes as long as possible. More information on client services, volunteer opportunities and much more may be found online at www.mealsonwheelseasttexas.org.