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Soup-er Stadium Challenge


The face of hunger can be anyone…and too often it is a child. One in five children does not know where his or her next meal is coming from. In Cook County, more than 729,000 people experience food insecurity, including 227,000 children. This is why the Archdiocese of Chicago has partnered with Catholic Charities, Soldier Field and Charles Tillman’s Cornerstone Foundation to launch the Soup-er Stadium Challenge this fall to help eliminate hunger in our community.

The Soup-er Stadium Challenge asks every Catholic school student, teacher and staff member in the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate at least one non-perishable food item to stock the Catholic Charities’ food pantries. Our goal is to collect enough food to fill every seat in Soldier Field…twice. This effort will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need.

The Challenge kicks-off across our more than 200 Catholic schools on September 12 and concludes October 6, 2017. Learn how to participate in the Soup-er Stadium Challenge here. See us fill the seats to help eliminate hunger here.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Challenge coming soon!