Phoenicians are invited to help the hungry and the hurting by participating in Souper Bowl of Caring 2016. Since 1990, this annual campaign has been transforming the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest time of giving and serving in support of anti-hunger and poverty-related charities.

Hold your own Souper Bowl of Caring and help the hunger relief organization of your choice through your donations of dollars and food collected. Visit and register to receive your free promotional material. Collect money or canned goods before or on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7), and report your results to share your victory and inspire others. You can donate 100 percent of your collection to the local charity of your choice.

If you can’t host a drive yourself, the Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council is teaming up with Souper Bowl of Caring to collect food through a substantial door-to-door effort throughout the Arizona community. Thousands of Scouts and their leaders will be dropping off door hangers on Sat., Jan. 30. Residents who receive a door hanger are encouraged to place non-perishable food items outside their door by 9 a.m. on Feb. 6.

The Scouts will deliver all donations directly to local Arizona food banks. Last year, the Scouts collected nearly 160,000 pounds of food—the largest collection in Arizona and fifth largest in the nation for Souper Bowl of Caring.

In addition, the public is invited to attend the Souper Bowl “Kick Off” Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, 420 W. Watkins Road.

Current and former NFL players will share their experiences with local radio personality Pat McMahon. There will be a silent auction featuring great sports memorabilia, and lunch is included. There is a $50 suggested donation. To RSVP, visit