On Sunday, February 2nd Super Bowl meant more than just a football game to the RB Community congregation. With the help of Carpenters Fellowship, Boy Scout Troop 680, and the generous bags of groceries provided by our congregation 3,254 cans and boxes of food items were collected as well as $2,414 for our annual Souper Bowl of Caring. All items and funds that were collected were donated to Interfaith Community Services in Escondido and New Day Urban Ministries in San Diego.
Souper Bowl of Caring was started in 1990 by Rev. Dr. Brad Smith at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The goal is to mobilize local organizations to help fight hunger and poverty in their communities. Over the past 19 years RB Community has collected 87,282 cans and boxes of food items and $62,420 that has been distributed to Interfaith Community Services and Presbyterian Urban Ministries (now New Day Urban Ministries).
Thank you to the members of Carpernters Fellowship, the scouts of Troop 680, and our congregation for making "Souper Bowl" more meaningful than just a football game.