Help feed the hunger with Souper Bowl of Caring
“Souper Bowl” Sunday is coming up Feb. 4. Churches in Jack County will participate in the national campaign to collect money at Sunday services to help feed the hungry. Each congregation will collect donations during the morning worship service the day of the Super Bowl Game.
The Concerned Citizens Of Jack County has been selected to receive the local donations. Malnutrition among the older population is a serious health impairment that results in substandard nutrient intake.
Malnutrition may result from a lack of food or a chronic shortage of key nutrients or impaired absorption or metabolism associated with constant conditions.
Concerned Citizens prepared over 40,000 meals last year. Meals on Wheels are delivered each week day. Some of the meals are paid in full or partially by the recipients and/or various government programs to offset the cost. However, 10,508 meals that Concerned Citizens prepared last year were not reimbursed in any way.
Serving Jack County, the home-delivered meals programs maintain some level of independence for senior and disabled people and involve over 50 volunteers delivering meals daily. Generous donations from “Souper Bowl Sunday” collections are very important to the Meals on Wheels budget.
Concerned Citizens encourages you to make plans to give generously on Sunday, Feb. 4. To contribute without attending church or to volunteer for the meals program, contact Russonna Jones-Briscoe at 567-2607 or mail a donation to Concerned Citizens, 400 E Pine St, Jacksboro, TX 76458.