Raleigh church participates in 'Souper Bowl' charity

Posted February 1, 2009 5:51 p.m. EST

— A local church used Super Bowl Sunday to raise awareness and money for charity.

Worshipers at First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh donated to the annual Souper Bowl of Caring, a nationwide project which uses Super Bowl weekend to mobilize youth to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. Last year, 14,000 congregations and schools nationwide helped raise more than $10 million.

The church's youth group used the nationwide fundraiser to raise awareness and money to help fight hunger locally.

“When people are watching the Super Bowl, they should also be thinking about the people who aren’t watching and we are in need,” said Carolina Crew, of First Presbyterian Church.