Number of Participants: 13
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $439
Event Type: Hunger
Date: February 14, 2022
Berner Middle School in the Massapequa School District held its annual Souper Bowl food collection. The Chiefs Challenge Club, under the direction of advisers Caroline Glynn and Juliette Happe, organized the drive for nonperishable food items, which were donated to the food pantry at YES Community Counseling Center in Massapequa.
From Feb. 7-11, students and staff could place their items in boxes outside of the auditorium based on the team they thought would win the Super Bowl this year – the Cincinnati Bengals or the Los Angeles Rams. Extra boxes were needed on the Bengals side, the overwhelming choice of the Berner community.
Seventh grader Maggie O’Brien said the Souper Bowl was important because everyone should have food and no one should have to think about where their next meal is coming from.
Her sister Meghan, a sixth grader, added, “It makes me feel really happy that we’re doing this as a school. It’s a good thing that we’re taking action to help others.”
Photo caption: The Berner Middle School Chiefs Challenge club held its annual Souper Bowl food drive in honor of the big game.
Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District