One doesn’t have to be a football fan to get in on the Super Bowl excitement at Ten Thousand Villages.

The store is sponsoring a “Souper Bowl Saturday” food drive Saturday, the day before the big game.

Pandea Smith, store manager, said the store will be collecting non-perishable food items. Each item a customer brings in will earn them 5 percent off their purchase, up to five items for 25 percent off.

Smith said beyond the discount, though, she’s hoping the community will donate to help restock the shelves of The Lord’s Pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe church. The goal is 100 pounds of food, and some recommendations are cereal, pasta, soup, canned meat, canned vegetables and canned fruit.

It’s the first year Smith has tried such an endeavor. She said she wanted to help meet the increased need for donations at the food pantry, and she said collecting food items fits in well with the mission of the store.

Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit organization that sells handmade goods from artisans from several countries. Artisans are paid a fair wage for their products, Smith said, and one of the comments often heard from the artisans is they are able to use the money to buy food for their families.

“That’s a good tie-in with the food pantry here,” she said.

The store is at 625 N. Main St. and will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. The Lord’s Pantry began in the early 1990s at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton and moved to Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1998. The pantry is open on Thursdays, and in 2008, it provided food to 607 families.