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Souper Bowl of Caring

Tackle Hunger

aka Souper Bowl of Caring   |   Houston, TX   |  https://tacklehunger.org

Mission

Uniting ALL communities to tackle hunger.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have added the asset of the Tackle Hunger Map at https://map.tacklehunger.org/. This adds a significant element of virtual fundraising to support our mission to Unite All Communities to Tackle Hunger.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Mrs Alison Reese

Main address

6260 Westpark Dr, Suite 260 Suite 260

Houston, TX 77057 USA

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EIN

58-2323535

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Driving a youth-inspired nation-wide movement to organize communities to give locally and make a collective impact on hunger. We believe: Everything collected through our organization should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group People of all backgrounds and beliefs can work together Hunger and poverty have a negative impact on individuals and the communities in which they live, yet there is joy in serving and giving to those in need The excitement and energy surrounding the Super Bowl can be used to engage young people in service while producing lasting hope for all people Young people have the ability to serve and should be given opportunities to lead their communities in helping others

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Campaigns

Using the energy of the super bowl, organizations and partners such as food retailers and media, the national campaign's goal is to saturate the marketplace to encourage communities to raise food and money during the few weeks before the big game for their local communities. This is a national campaign. We have participation in every state.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Alliance to End Hunger 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

National Campaigns

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the national total of estimated value of food items and cash given to food charities around the country. In 2021, we stopped including the donations raised through grocery stores in Texas.

Number of stakeholders or stakeholder groups who agree to engage

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

National Campaigns

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of groups who reported their totals on our website.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

National Campaigns

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of youth reportedly involved in our campaigns around the country. Sometimes this information is skewed because groups that don't know don't answer.

Number of media partnerships developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

National Campaigns

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents the number of media outlets (print, television, radio, outdoor advertising) supporting local efforts to tackle hunger.

Number of grassroots organizations supported

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

National Campaigns

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes the number of charities reportedly benefiting from the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign each year from around the country.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We unite all communities to tackle hunger.

We unite all communities to tackle hunger by:
1. Souper Bowl of Caring signature campaign
2. The Tackle Hunger Map/Fundraising and Awareness of food charities
3. Youth Engagement
4. Government Alliances/Advocacy for Hunger Relief

Our network is comprised of thousands of grassroots groups who come together to tackle hunger for their local food charities. Souper Bowl of Caring organizes events and campaigns to bring together these groups in one large movement of giving and serving others (the most impactful event is around the Super Bowl each year. Our biggest challenge has been that we ask people to give everything to their charity of choice. That means we don't see any of the funds from these collections and thus we have a very hard time fundraising for ourselves. We have a high ROI, with every $1 given to us making $18 for hunger solutions, but creating a sustainable fundraising model so that we can be more consistent year to year has proven challenging. We need more consistent support from those who care about hunger solutions and youth in our communities.

In addition, we have a large network of food charities who indicate their needs through our Tackle Hunger Map and who value the programs we organize to help them. The Tackle Hunger Map allows the user to see local food charities and support them in one easy platform.

We have raised over $25 million for local hunger relief over just the last 3 years. We currently have nine great NFL teams supporting our mission. We would like to have all of our NFL teams partner with us in our efforts to have youth involved in their communities across the nation (not just in certain locations). We have, on average, about 10,000 organizations take part in their own campaigns in their local communities. We would like to double that over the next ten years.
The use of the Tackle Hunger Map is growing. We would like to have a good sense that we have all of the food charities in the US on the map and are able to use that data to help identify vulnerable areas where lack of food resources exist in the US so that either nonprofit groups or other resources can be deployed to support the needs in that community. We truly believe that no one should go without soup in their bowl.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve food charities by uniting communities to help support those food charities across the US. We just started our Tackle Hunger Map and have a plan to elicit reactions from our charity constituents before end of 2021.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We created PDF files of donations that food charities can download.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We get better and more frequent feedback and more interaction with them.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Souper Bowl of Caring

Board of directors
as of 05/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David James

KUTV - Sinclair Media

Term: 2022 - 2024

Sara Cantrell

Blue Star Marketing

Robin Brackett

Robin Brackett Architecture

Charles Harrell

Jackson Walker

Hannah Crouch

Youth Rep

David James

KUTV Salt Lake City

Jason Dolphin

PepsiCo

Cheryl Jackson

Minnie's Food Pantry

Michael Wakatama

Every Kid Sport

Nathan Gardstein

Rosewood Management Corp

David Seiter

Emmanuel Episcopal Food Pantry

Liffort Hobley

NFL Alumni

Page Sundby

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/2/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/02/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.