Springmyer Elementary School News

Dragons collect canned goods for Freestore Foodbank

Posted on: February 9, 2018
two girls holding canned goods

Students hosted their annual “SOUP”er Bowl Canned Food Drive for the Freestore Foodbank. Students were encouraged to bring in as many cans of soup as they wished to donate. Each item counted as a vote toward whichever team the student wanted to win the Super Bowl, either the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles. The food drive ran from Monday, February 1, through Friday, February 5. At the end of the day on February 5, they announced the winning team of the drive. The wonderful efforts of Springmyer students and their families collected 268 pounds of food to benefit families in need. The S.M.A.S.H. (Springmyer Moves and Shakers) Club helped coordinate the efforts and was led by teachers Mrs. Janette Wuestefeld and Mrs. Mary Ernst.

Fifth-grade student, Greta Fluegeman brought in a huge box full of soup cans to donate. She put them in the Philadelphia Eagles’ barrel. When asked how bringing in the cans made her feel, Greta said, “It makes me good to help the needy people who don’t have food. I heard that it was going to a store that was all free so I brought in more.”

When asked about the S.M.A.S.H Club’s, “SOUP”er Bowl project, fifth-grade student Zoe Wuerdeman said, “The “SOUP”er Bowl canned food drive was fun to put the food in bins to donate to see who would win. It helps people that don’t have enough food!”

In the Springmyer “SOUP”er Bowl contest, the Eagles won! The final score was 185 canned goods for the Eagles and 81 canned goods for the Patriots for a total of 268 pounds to be donated to the Freestore Foodbank!  Mrs. Wuestefeld exclaimed, “The real winners, however, are the community members we helped with this donation to the Freestore Foodbank!”