Five local charities received checks from the proceeds of this year’s souper bowl event. The five beneficiaries are: Eastside Community Ministry, Muskingum County Center for Seniors, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ’s Community and Christ’s Table.
The annual event in October raised almost fifteen hundred dollars for the five charities. Divided by five, each organization received almost three thousand dollars and those funds can go a long way.
"It’s always good to receive a check because we can make the most of that money", said Anna Marie Katt of Eastside Community Ministry, "sometimes our order would be around $1000-$1500 and usually that food would last 4-6 weeks. So it will definitely make a big difference."
The general idea of the event is ‘a simple meal to meet simple basic needs’. In this economy and nearing the holidays, many are in need of assistance.
As Mary Perone of Fellowship of Christ’s Community said, "Everybody is scrambling, including the organizations that provide the help, so we won’t have to scramble quite as hard thanks to everybody’s generosity "
Majority of the money raised will be going to feeding the hungry at the various charities but Fellowship of Christ’s Community will use some of the proceeds to help with their reading classes and transportation.