|Souper Bowl Sunday 2014|
Longview Community Ministries Announces Kick-off
LONGVIEW, TEXAS – Approximately 24 local churches, businesses, schools and organizations participated in "Souper" Bowl Sunday Food Drive for LCM, bringing in 13,945 food items and dollars. (Each dollar is calculated as one can.) Proceeds from the food drive each year are donated to the LCM Food Box, Longview’s largest food pantry. LCM’s Food Box gives out approximately 600 food boxes every week to needy families. This averages out to about 10,000 food items per week! It is a great gift to receive the donations through churches and organizations; however, this food will last an average of two weeks at the most. Please consider continued support of LCM’s Food Box through regular donations.
In 2013 13,813 families were served, impacting nearly 47,000 individuals. Over 27,500 bags of groceries were distributed to Longview families. Over 1,400 families were assisted with utilities, rent, prescriptions, or emergency dental extractions. The Learning Lab logged 1,500 student hours of instruction in an effort to help clients break the cycle of poverty. There were approximately 23,400 meals were delivered through Meals on Wheels.