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Souper Bowl of Caring supports Lowcountry families
University Relations // 02.06.2017

Campus ministries collected more than 100 cans of non-perishable canned food items during Sunday’s annual Souper Bowl of Caring at Charleston Southern University.
 
Tri-County family members will receive the soup, beans, peas and other canned items that the students donated. Every dollar collected through Souper Bowl of Caring should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group.
 
The Souper Bowl of Caring mission is to use “the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.”
 
Feeding Amercia reports that 48 million Americans live in poverty and 1 in 7 Americans face hunger every day. Charleston Southern students wer able to transform the time around the Super Bowl into an opportunity to give back and service. The event was held in the university Dining Hall where CSU students gathered for an evening meal and to watch Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
 
According to the latest data from the Souper Bowl of Caring, more than 1,500 groups and organizations participated in the national fundraiser, raising $4.4 million in cash and food items.

Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.