Local church joins “Souper Bowl” to fight hunger in Manchester

Local church joins “Souper Bowl” to fight hunger in Manchester

A local church has collected hundreds of food items for a food pantry that serves people in need in Manchester. The First Congregational Church of Manchester participated in the Greater Manchester “Souper Bowl” Food Drive, an annual initiative organized by the Greater Manchester Clergy Association.

The First Congregational Church of Manchester donated approximately 649 food items to the Families in Transition food pantry, which provides food assistance to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Manchester. The church’s Outreach team led the campaign and encouraged the congregation to contribute to the cause.

The Families in Transition food pantry is located at 122 Market Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pantry accepts donations of non-perishable food items, personal care items, and household supplies. The pantry also offers a mobile food pantry service that delivers food to people who cannot access the pantry due to transportation or health issues.

A community effort to tackle hunger

The Greater Manchester “Souper Bowl” Food Drive is an annual event that involves several churches in Manchester. The goal is to collect as many food items as possible for local food pantries and soup kitchens during the week of the Super Bowl. The event is inspired by the national Souper Bowl of Caring, a movement that mobilizes young people to fight hunger and poverty in their communities.

The Greater Manchester Clergy Association is a network of clergy and lay leaders from different faith traditions who work together to promote peace, justice, and compassion in Manchester. The association organizes various events and activities throughout the year, such as interfaith services, vigils, forums, and advocacy campaigns.

A way to make a difference in the city

The First Congregational Church of Manchester is a welcoming and inclusive community of faith that strives to serve God and the city. The church offers worship services, educational programs, fellowship opportunities, and outreach ministries for people of all ages and backgrounds. The church is located at 508 Union Street and is open to visitors and newcomers.

The church invites anyone who is interested in learning more about its mission and vision to visit its website or contact its office. The church also encourages anyone who wants to get involved in its outreach efforts to join its teams or volunteer for its projects. The church believes that everyone can make a difference in the city by sharing God’s love and grace.