Youths collect food, money for charities - Catholic Courier

Youths collect food, money for charities

Young people at a handful of parishes throughout the Finger Lakes region recently raised $1,785.17 for those in need.

Youth-group members, confirmation candidates and faith-formation students from these faith communities took part in the Souper Bowl of Caring, collecting food and monetary donations after Masses Feb. 4-5 — the weekend of the Super Bowl. All donations were then donated to local charities and food cupboards.

The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national, ecumenical effort founded in 1990 by a group of Presbyterian youths from South Carolina. Through this fundraiser, youths collect food and monetary donations in containers — often large soup pots — after weekend liturgies. Young people from more than 11,000 organizations around the country participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring 2005 and raised $4 million for charities throughout the country and the world, according to www.souperbowl.org.

Twenty-nine youth-group members from Good Shepherd Catholic Community in southern Cayuga County raised $243.63 and collected 177 food items for their local food pantries, while teens from St. Dominic’s Parish in Shortsville raised $520 for their local food cupboard. Ten young people from St. Hyacinth Parish in Auburn raised $357.85, which they donated to the lunch program at Ss. Peter and John Episcopal Church in Auburn. Meanwhile, members of the senior-high youth group of the St. Felix/St. Francis Parish Cluster in Clifton Springs and Phelps raised $88 and collected a number of food items.

Teens at St. Michael’s Parish in Penn Yan collected $440.07 for the food pantries in Penn Yan and Dundee, and young people at St. Theresa’s Parish in Stanley raised $65.65 for the Middlesex Food Pantry. Teens at St. Mary’s Parish in Rushville raised $70, which also will be donated to the Middlesex Food Pantry.

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