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Souper Bowl of Caring 2017 gathers more than 120 pounds of donated food

Published: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Ed Nestor of Yorkville assists in packing up donations at the Yorkville Senior Services Associates at 908 Game Farm Road.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers and other seniors at Senior Services Associates participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring, a food collection program held annually to help our local food pantries in their mission to feed the hungry. 

In senior centers in Aurora and in Yorkville, boxes were set out beginning with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Super Bowl weekend, over 60 pounds of food was delivered to Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry in Aurora, and just over 60 pounds was delivered to the Kendall County Community Food Pantry in Yorkville. Volunteers counted and weighed the items before delivering them to the pantries. In addition to nonperishable food items, cash donations were also accepted for the local pantries

More information is available about RSVP, the Souper Bowl of Caring, and National Days of Service and Remembrance by contacting Senior Services Associates at 630-553-5777, seniorservicesassoc.org, and cns.gov.