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Souper Bowl

Hope+Elim Souper Bowl Food Drive

Did you know that roughly 1 in 14 people face hunger in Iowa? And of that number 1 in 9 are children. Food insecurity is a fight that many of our neighbors face, but they don’t have to face it alone! Please join us in our annual Souper Bowl starting Monday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 12.  

Federal health officials define an individual as food insecure when they do not have access to enough nutritious food for their overall health and well-being.

Food Collection: Feb. 6-12

Here’s the game plan:

  • Bring your nonperishable food items (you can tackle the suggested grocery list below for the most needed items) to Hope during the weekend of the Big Game, or with you when you come to Hope!
  • Financial donations are also accepted in-person via check (noting "Souper Bowl Food Drive" in the memo field) or online here!

Please remember to check expiration dates on your donations as expired items cannot be donated to pantries. For safety reasons, please, no glass items.


Non-perishable food items:

  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Canned Soup
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Individual snacks
  • Juice/drink boxes
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Granola Bars
  • Cornbread
  • Bread mixes
  • Dried potato
  • Cake mixes
  • Muffin mixes
  • Pancake mixes
  • Frosting
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Pasta Noodles
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Seasoning Packets
  • Condiments
  • Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coffee
  • Tea Bags

Toiletry/Paper Items

  • Ziplock bags (Various sizes)
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C)
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper/Plastic Cups
  • Children's Tylenol
  • Children's Advil
  • Children's Benedryl
  • Band-Aids
  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Cleaning Supplies (i.e. disinfectant wipes, swifter wipes)
  • Small garbage bags
  • Kitchen sized trash bags

Email Missions at [email protected] or call 515-282-4481.