The Houston Texans helped kick off the 2015 Souper Bowl of Caring early Wednesday at NRG Stadium. Hannah McNair, Houston Texans Cheerleaders, representatives from H-E-B, Kroger and Randalls, members of the media, and hundreds of volunteers from around the city came together to lend a helping hand to pack donated food items.
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is serving as ambassador and spokesman for the Houston Food Bank and Souper Bowl of Caring in 2014 - 2015. Hopkins has been successful in raising awareness about hunger and helping bring hunger relief throughout the Houston community through volunteer activities, appearances and nutrition education.
Since 2004, Bob & Janice McNair and the Texans have supported Souper Bowl of Caring. They believe the hype and excitement surrounding the Super Bowl can be transformed into the nation's largest celebration of giving and serving. Souper Bowl of Caring is a wonderful way to help hungry people right here in Houston as all donations stay in the community.
Year after year, Houston is the number one city in the country for Souper Bowl of Caring donations thanks to the generosity of Houstonians. This year, the goal for Souper Bowl of Caring is 2.5 million meals to celebrate the event's 25th anniversary.
How can you help?
•Donate at your local grocery store: Donate a pre-packed bag of food at any H-E-B, Kroger or Randalls or give a cash donation at the register. These donations will be distributed among the partner agencies served by theHouston Food Bank
•Donate food at your door: The Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts will be conducting a drive in many areas throughout Houston. Pick-up day is Saturday, Jan. 31. These donations will go directly to pantries served by the Houston Food Bank, Brazos Valley Food Bank and Montgomery County Food Bank
•Host a food drive at your school, business or house of worship. Every dollar and can of food goes directly to a hunger relief organization of your choice. Be sure to register and report your collection on www.tacklehunger.org so it can be added to the local and national totals!
•Volunteer on Super Bowl weekend. Go to www.tacklehunger.org/Houston for more information
•Text to donate. Text TACKLE to 80888 to donate $10.