Schools raise canned items as part of festive football volunteer product
This year’s Super Bowl brought out the best in Sachem. Students and staff turned the annual football spectacular into a moment of volunteerism and community service.
A number of schools in the district took part in this year’s “Souper Bowl,” gathering non-perishable canned food items to help feed members of the community.
Schools donated the items to various organizations from the Lighthouse Mission in Bellport to Good Shepard Church in Holbrook to the Sachem North Food Pantry.
While elementary schools combined for more than 5,000 cans of food, Lynwood went above and beyond for a total of 2,187 cans this year.
At the end of each day, fifth grade student leaders were in charge of counting the day’s collection and keeping a running tally.
Students had fun putting cans in either an Eagles or Patriots box to make a building prediction on who would win Super Bowl LII. In every case students picked the Eagles to win, and their prediction came true as Philadelphia beat New England.
In most cases, individual school buildings have been taking part in this specific service endeavor for six or seven years.