Bainbridge Elementary holds “Souper Bowl”Feb 14th, 2011 | By Troy Portser | Category: Front Page, News
February 8, 2011— Local students and staff at Bainbridge Elementary School recently held their own “souper bowl” with the winner being local food banks in the greater-Elizabethtown Area. Timed to coincide with the NFL’s super bowl, the food drive was held the two-weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLV.
As part of the school’s souper bowl, cans of soup or other non-perishable food items were collected. Students and staff could place their donation on the “Pittsburgh” pile or “Green Bay” pile. In overwhelming fashion, the fan favorite was the Steelers, who received 367 food items to Green Bays 114.
Coordinated by Karen Melvin, second grade teacher at the school, the school-wide community service project is in its sixth year.
“I’m always impressed with the generosity of our students and staff especially this year given the difficult economic times,” Melvin said. “The souper bowl was a fun way for our school to help local organizations support families in the community during this lean time.”