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2011-03-03 / School

Lexington Middle School Student Council’s Souper Bowl of Caring

Lexington Middle School Student Council recently sponsored the Souper Bowl of Caring program January 31st through February 4th at Lexington Middle School.

Souper Bowl of Caring uses the energy around the nation’s largest sporting event, the Super Bowl, to mobilize and inspire youth to fight hunger and poverty. Students develop stronger connections to their communities as they collect food and raise money for charities that provide food to the hungry and compassion to those in need.

During the event, students took up a collection and gave 100% of their donations to a local food pantry. Tanglewood Baptist Church was the recipient of their donations. Tanglewood Baptist Church Food Pantry gives food to those in need in the Lexington area. LMS students and staff collected a total of 392 non-perishable food items and $116.07.

Students and staff also had a friendly competition between 2nd period classes and the class that collected the most non-perishable food items plus cash won an Ice Cream Float party Wednesday, February 16th! Mrs. Amanda Finley’s 2nd period class collected a total of 112 food items and cash to win the prize.

Additionally, Rhett Schulz was an honorary Student Council member for the day because of his donation of 40 cans of chili bought with his own money. The Student Council appreciated his generosity and honored him. Mrs. Alford, LMS Student Council sponsor, stated, “The goal with this program was to show the students the needs of our local community, how we can meet those needs as individuals and how every item and dollar counts towards meeting those needs.” For more information about Souper Bowl of Caring, visit www.tacklehunger.org.

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