“Souper Sunday” is this Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of Independence, 400 W. Maple Ave.

The church has set a goal to collect 200 cans of soup and deliver them to Independence food pantries.

Anyone can bring cans of soup to the church any time Monday through Thursday; the hope is for an outpouring of cans of soup at the 10 or 11:15 a.m. worship services on “Souper Sunday.”

The Rev. Alan D. Pruitt is senior pastor, and the Rev. Donice Heriford is associate pastor at the church.