Youth make “souper” effort to tackle hunger
Youth @ PEACE was part of a nation-wide effort that has raised $10.3 million to date for local food banks and other organizations tackling hunger at the local level.
Young people at PEACE Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, Calif., raised $1,580 and donated nonperishable food items to our nearby Interfaith Food Ministry – thanks to generous support from fellow parishioners.
Their efforts were part of the nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring, which encourages groups to support local food pantries on Super Bowl Sunday.
Interfaith Food Ministry provides fresh produce and nonperishable groceries to more than 850 hungry households in western Nevada County each week. PEACE and 19 other area churches support Interfaith, which also partners with area grocery stores and Food Bank of Nevada County.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is one of several service project that Youth @ PEACE has taken on over the past year. Young people of all ages gather at Peace on Sunday mornings — 9:45 a.m., downstairs in the Youth Room — for Bible study, fellowship and planning ways to put faith into action in our daily lives. All are welcome!