Hope Ames Souper Bowl Food Drive

Feb. 10-11, 2024

Souper Bowl Food Drive

Help us stock the shelves of our local food pantries in the Story County area!

Here’s the game plan:

  • Bring your nonperishable food items and hygiene products (you can tackle the suggested grocery list for the most needed items) to the Link from Feb. 5-8, 10 or to church on Feb. 11!
  • Financial donations are also accepted in person via check (noting “Souper Bowl Food Drive” in the memo field) or online here!
  • Pray! Join us in praying for the pantries and community members who are receiving these items. Even though we don’t know who they are, we pray God’s blessing over them.

Please remember to check expiration dates on your donations as expired items cannot be donated to pantries.  For safety reasons, please, no glass items.

2024 Souper Bowl

Get in the game & volunteer at Fareway!

This isn’t possible without YOU!  Find the best volunteer opportunity for you and sign up! We are looking for volunteers to stand in both Ames Fareway stores on Feb. 10 to promote the food drive and collect donation items.

North Ames

3619 Stange Rd., Ames, IA 50010

Downtown Ames

619 Burnett Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Collection & Distribution

Collection: Help collect donations at The Link on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Distribution: Help drive item donations from The Link to the food pantries.

Grocery List

  • Baby formula, infant cereal and diapers (sz 3-7)
  • Crackers
  • Baking products
  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pull top ready to eat canned foods
  • Rice (white or brown)
  • Quinoa
  • Black beans
  • Canned or ready to eat meals (ravioli, stews, hash)
  • Single serve foods, snacks, granola bars, oatmeal
  • Protein beans (pinto, chili)
  • Hot/cold cereals (healthy grain/low sugar preferred)
  • Dry pasta
  • Pasta sauces (no GLASS jars, please)
  • Pasta sides
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Microwaveable meals (non-frozen variety)
  • Soups
  • Juice (NO glass jars, please)
  • Pudding Cups/Fruit cups
  • Condiments

Hygiene & Paper Products List

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar/liquid soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Shaving cream/razors
  • Paper towels
  • Toilets paper
  • Laundry soap
  • Plastic cutlery, plates, napkins
  • Ziploc bags (any size)

Items will be distributed to:

  • MICA
  • Food at First
  • IMPACT Community Outreach
  • ISU Campus Pantry
  • Bridge Home
  • Butterfly Freedom House
  • Edwards & Mitchell Elementary Schools
  • Bethesda Food Pantry

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

1 John 3:18


Email Cassie Coglizer at [email protected] or call 515-706-7550.