First Presbyterian to hold 'Community Soup Lunch' on Feb. 2

23 Jan 2020 | 01:34

    The youth group at the First Presbyterian Church of Newton is holding a Community Soup Lunch at noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 to raise funds to alleviate hunger in our community. The lunch includes a bowl of homemade soup, a slice of bread, a beverage and a small dessert. There is no charge for the meal but donations will be accepted, with all money going to support Manna House, the local hot lunch program. The lunch is held in conjunction with the Souper Bowl of Caring which began in 1990 with this simple prayer: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.” This youth-led movement has since raised more than $100 million dollars for soup kitchens, food pantries and other charities in communities across the country. Donations will help alleviate hunger by supporting Manna House. The lunch will be held in the church's Fellowship Hall, 54 High Street in Newton. For information call 973-383-4420 or visit