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Merion "Souper Bowl" Helps Those in Need

The Kansas City Chiefs may have won the Super Bowl, but the Merion Mustangs scored a big win with their "Souper Bowl," helping community members experiencing food insecurity. 

From January 8, 2024, through February 9, 2024, Merion students brought cans of soup and other shelf-stable food items into school. Each student who donated an item was able to cross a can off the giant tally sheets posted in the school lobby.

Over the monthlong drive, 1000 items were donated! Shortly after the "real" Super Bowl, Philabundance brought their van to the school. Students helped load all the donated items in, so they can be distributed to community members in need.

Students learned that they are all part of a larger community, where we can all help one other. And that's definitely a big win!

For photos of the Merion "Souper Bowl," you can click through the slide show below.

Cans of soup on tables in front of a wall with a tally board of soup cans
A wide shot of tables full of soup cans in the Merion Elementary lobby
A view looking down all of the tables covered with soup cans.
Six students stand in front of the collected soups, holding cans and boxes of soup
Students carry boxes filled with soup cans down the school steps
Students and staff stand in front of the school with boxes filled with soup cans
Students load soup into the Philabundance van