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Game-winning food drive

Help raise one million meals and tackle hunger with the Souper Bowl of Caring

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Food drive with the Austin Food Bank. Courtesy of Austin Food Bank
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The Big Game is coming up this Sunday, so you might need to head to the grocery store to grab a few things before your watch party.

You’ll of course need to get the basics for a proper Super Bowl party. Plenty bags of chips, some cheese to make some dip and maybe some pizza rolls. It doesn’t really matter, because everyone has their own traditional fixings for watching the biggest sporting event of the year. Just don’t forget to pick up one of those brown paper sacks at your local H-E-B, Central Market or Randalls.

Each one of those paper sacks contains a pre-packaged meal that goes straight to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, which is partnered with the nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring initiative.

The organization has already mobilized youth and community leaders to collect food and money donations at grocery stores, schools and churches to help those in need. By partnering with local grocery stores and the Souper Bowl of Caring, the Capital Area Food Bank has set the goal of raising one million meals by this Sunday, Feb. 5.

It might sound like a daunting number for Central Texas alone, but as of last week they have reported a collection of over 620,000 meals. With the rest of the week to go and the ultra busy grocery-shopping day on Sunday left, there’s still time to do what you can to beat hunger in your community. That would definitely be a victory that we can all celebrate, regardless of your favorite team.

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