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First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna Hosts Annual Souper Bowl of Caring

February 07, 2021 | Lake Hopatcong News


Groceries from the back of a white car during the snow

ROXBURY, NJ (Feb. 7, 2021) – The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna once again participated in the national Souper Bowl of Caring food drive on Saturday morning, collecting 1,035 non-perishable items and $200 worth of Shop Rite gift cards benefiting Roxbury Social Services, and $253 in cash donations for Faith Kitchen in Dover.


A youth-driven project, the food drive usually occurs during Sunday morning services on the day of the Super Bowl. Because of the pandemic, and because services at First Presbyterian Church have yet to be resumed, the event was remade into a drive-by, and opened to the community at large said Rev. Carie Morgan.


“This is a connection to the greater community as a result of COVID,” said Rev. Morgan.

Youth members Josh Johnston and sisters Kendra and Kylie Haughey were instrumental in organizing the event and spreading the word, as well as doing most of the leg work unloading cars.


“It’s nice we’re able to do this this way,” said Kendra Haughey.


Along with dropping off goods, visitors were asked who they were rooting for in the big game, with most going for the Kansas City Chiefs over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The results were posted on the church website. Tampa Bay won the actual game, 31-9.

Dawn Esposito came with a carload of bags, totally about $200 worth of goods.

“My family is fortunate and blessed. We believe in giving back,” she said.


To continue to combat hunger locally, the church is accepting checks (made payable to FPC Succasunna) for the Faith Kitchen. Donations are also accepted on the Faith Kitchen website, https://faithkitchendover.org/.

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