Students host Souper Bowl Challenge

Colona students are raising money to feed the less fortunate

By Krista Burris |

Published 02/06 2016 06:32PM

Updated 02/06 2016 06:32PM

Many of us are getting our snacks ready for Sunday's game, but some Colona students are raising money to feed the less fortunate. 
"Instead of the Super Bowl, think of those who have no soup for their bowl," said Faculty Advisor Janna Miller. 
Colona students hosted their 3rd Annual Souper Bowl for Caring, not Super Bowl like the game, but the kind of soup you put in your bowl.
It's part of a nationwide program. 
They held a chili challenge with about 25 different kinds, and a bags tournament.
"There's many people who have nothing to eat, so all of the money raise today goes to the local food pantries," said Miller.
The event brings the community together over chili and treats, but students say giving back is much more fulfilling.
"It kind of gives you a good feeling in your heart because giving to the community is very helpful and once you volunteer, it just makes you feel awesome," said Colona 7th Grader Morgan Swanson. 
The event is student run.
Teachers help coordinate the event, but the kids set everything up and run all the stations.
They say they're grateful for the community's support.
"We have a special guest here, and it's actually really cool that we have someone here to represent this," said Morgan. 
She's talking about local NFL Player Julian Vandervelde,
Who says he's just as proud to see students do such great work.
"These kids are going to be community leaders, when they grow up. I think it's a really positive thing for them."
Seventh Grader Hannah Jones says their end goal is to raise awareness about hunger.
"We hope to accomplish, just sending a good vibe to the people who don't really think of these things as a big deal, but they are because they're helping someone who needs it," said Colona Seventh Grade Hannah Jones.

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