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Wiregrass Food Bank Needs Winners for "Souper Bowl"

By: Deborah Tuff Email
By: Deborah Tuff Email

You donated to the food bank when they didn't have enough turkeys for Thanksgiving, enough hams for Christmas, but now, they need your help once again. There is not enough canned soup to give away to senior citizen's for the Souper Bowl Program.

"Every January we have our Souper Bowl Soup Drive and it goes until Super Bowl Sunday. All the soups collected are used to give to our Senior Citizen's for our Brown Bag Program during our February Distribution," says Kerry Farrell with the Wiregrass Food Bank.

Usually, senior citizens in the Brown Bag Program will get two 20 pound bags of food.

In that bag, they'll receive pancake mix, crackers, and other non-perishable items. However, with the Souper Bowl Program, Wiregrass food bank officials want to add at least four cans of food for each brown bag, because they say a little bit of soup goes a long way.

"Soup is great! It's a meal in itself. It's a very filling, warming and it's just nice on a cold winter day," continues Farrell.

Another reason they aren't collecting enough soup? There are not enough drop off points.

"We have 11 places in town and around the community that are collecting cans, but we certainly could use a lot more," added Farrell.

The food bank hopes to collect at least 6500 cans of soup for more than 1300 Wiregrass seniors.

Here are the drop-off points:

Businesses:

  • Curves (Enterprise)
  • Highland Oaks Golf Course
  • APAC
  • LSI Contracting (Fort Rucker)

    Churches & Schools:

  • Islamic Center of Dothan
  • Southside Baptist Church
  • St. Columba Catholic Church
  • Dale County H.S.
  • Ashford High School
  • First Baptist (Chickasaw St., Dothan)

    Clubs:

  • Hawk/Houston Boys & Girls Club
  • Dothan Kiwanis Club

    For more information or to become a drop-off point call 794-9775.


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