The Souper Bowl Luncheon held in October raised $12,800, all of which is benefiting local organizations.
The luncheon was started fifteen years ago by two local churches, in an effort to bring churches together to work on one common project, and to benefit local non-profit organizations.
"Last year we supported six organizations, this year we expanded it to eight." explained Souper Bowl Benefit Co-Chair, Mary White. "Last year year we had eighteen sponsoring churches, this year we had twenty-one. Our corporate sponsors increased from fourteen in 2010 to eighteen in 2011, so it's just expanded and grown this past year."
White says the luncheon is always such a success because when you buy one ticket, you support multiple organizations. She was in this tough economic time, she, along with the recipients, are thankful for all the support.
"It's such a difficult thing right now raising money to support your organizations" she said "I think they appreciate the churches coming together to work on this project to support their work. "
The luncheon served 1002 meals, and 200 people showed their support by volunteering. Rambo Memorial Health Center also took part in the event, administering 111 flu shots.