By Kent Berkley
Green Bay Packers fans are trying to pick a substitute team for which to cheer in the upcoming Super Bowl. The young people at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay are channeling their fanaticism into tackling hunger in Door County. As part of the national Souper Bowl of Caring campaign, the youth group is working with local merchants and the Sturgeon Bay library to collect canned soups and food products for Lakeshore CAP, the local food pantry. Moises Zahler, Family Life Coordinator at Hope Church, says it is a national campaign that has local impact.
Moises says the project has helped raise the awareness of young people that during times of celebration and excess there are people in our community who are hungry and hurting. He says the youth group will use this event as a spiritual springboard for a larger mission trip later this year.