2018-01-26 / Education

Richland One tackles hunger in Souper Bowl of Caring

Contributed by Richland One Schools

Richland One will celebrate this year’s Super Bowl by tackling hunger with a district- wide canned good and hunger relief campaign.

In partnership with the Souper Bowl of Caring project, all Richland One schools and designated district offices will collect canned goods through February 2.

The food drive will culminate in a “Game Day Friday” February 2 when employees of district schools and administrative offices will sport their favorite National Football League paraphernalia, and students at every school will be served a tasty and nutritious “tailgating” lunch that meets federal school lunch guidelines.

The district- wide campaign is the result of the collaborative efforts of Richland One’s Parents and Students Succeed Project, the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Extended-Day Programs, and the Student Nutrition Services Department. All food items collected will be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Last year, Team Richland One collected more than 10,000 canned goods for the Columbia community.

The Souper Bowl of Caring, a national project that began in South Carolina, uses Super Bowl weekend to inspire young people to fight hunger and poverty in their communities.

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