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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.

The winner of the church competition is Longview Christian Fellowship, second place is First Presbyterian Church, and third place goes to Winterfield Methodist Church. 

In addition to the winning churches, other churches participating in the food drive include: Centre Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Longview, Fellowship Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, First Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, Greggton First Baptist Church, Greggton United Methodist Church, New Beginnings Baptist Church, Oakland Heights Baptist Church, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Michael & All Angels' Episcopal Church, Summerfield United Methodist Church, Woodland Christian Church.

Local businesses, schools and organizations who also participated in the food drive include: BanCorpSouth, Galilee Baptist Church Fitness Club, Kroger, Oak Forest Montessori School, Pine Tree high School Interact Club and Super 1.

LCM appreciates not only those who helped make the "Souper" Bowl Food Drive a huge success, but also those churches, organizations, businesses and individuals who so generously support LCM's services and food pantry throughout the year.

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.

For more information about services or volunteer involvement, contact Lisa Simmons, Program Manager, at LCM (903) 753-3561, ext. 207 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .