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Fox Valley United Way’s Souper Bowl of Caring

February 4, 2017

For the last 25 years, the Souper Bowl of Caring has shown Americans that while we are getting ready to enjoy the Super Bowl, we can help folks who don’t even have a bowl of soup to eat.

Each year, our area food pantries experience a significant reduction in donations after the holidays.  That means that families who are struggling to avoid hunger and homelessness have a more difficult time after the new year.

So on Saturday, February 4, 2017, student volunteers from across the country are coming together once again to fight hunger and poverty in their communities.

In cooperation with Jewel-Osco and Prisco’s Family Market, Fox Valley United Way will be working with youth volunteers to help fill the shelves at the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry and the Kendall County Food Pantry.  At our 7 locations we will be accepting monetary and food donations around Aurora and in Kendall County.  One hundred percent of all contributions go directly to the food pantries!

How can you help?

•    Put a volunteer team together to collect food and monetary donations at one of our designated stores.

•    Host a food drive at your place of work, your school, your place of worship or club.

•    Organize a SOUP POT Campaign.  By selling these $1 soup pot cards at your business, school or church, you can turn every $1.00 collected turns into $8.00 worth of buying power at the Northern Illinois Food Bank!  For more information on how to get supplies for a SOUP POT Campaign, contact Deborah here.

•    Make a monetary donation using our secure online donation form!  You can quickly and easily donate with a debit or credit card or PayPal.

•    Go to your local Jewel-Osco store or Prisco’s Family Market on Saturday, February 4, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and drop off a cash donation or help fill the food bin.

For more information, including a list of locations, please contact Deborah Collins at deborah.rudel@uwfoxvalley.org

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Date:
February 4, 2017

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

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Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

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Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

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