The Northeast Iowa Food Bank plans to tackle hunger with the Souper Bowl of Caring for 2016. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement that works to mobilize those looking to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game.

The goal is for church congregations and other groups to begin taking a collection on the weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th.

Participating groups will be asking for monetary donations or donations of food. They give 100% of their donation directly to the local hunger-relief charity of their choice. Donations collected in the Cedar Valley can go to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

To learn more about how you can help, call the Northeast Iowa food bank at 319-235-0507 or go online to