Merrimac Elementary School is helping tackle hunger across Long Island. The fifth grade held the building’s first “Souper Bowl” ahead of the big game on Feb. 12. Students were encouraged to donate cans of soup, designating their donation to either the Philadelphia Eagles or Kansas City Chiefs. Fifth graders then tallied which team got more donations, with the Chiefs coming out on top.
Nearly 400 cans of soup were then donated to the Lighthouse Mission, an organization that helps those less fortunate on Long Island. Fifth graders heard from a Lighthouse Mission representative about the organization before they began tallying cans and learned about how their donations will help others in need.
1 – Fifth grade students at Merrimac Elementary School organized a can drive ahead of the Super Bowl.
2 – Fifth graders tallied how many cans were collected in the drive. More cans were donated to the Kansas City Chiefs during the “Souper Bowl.”
Photos courtesy of the Sachem Central School District