Yonkers students help with super food drive

January 15, 2014 by  

From now until Super Bowl Sunday, students at Archbishop Stepinac High School are holding a ‘Souper Bowl’ food drive.

The students are tasked with bringing in at least 25,000 food items during the drive. As a reward for their hard work and commitment to helping others, the school will give the students February 3, the day after the Super Bowl, off, but only if they collect 25,000 items. To help them reach their goal, students are asked to bring a new item in each day.

The yearly food drive is overseen by the student government and by Roxanne Calvello, the moderator for student government and the chair of the science department. Students who are taking a very active role in this year’s drive come from all over the area, from White Plains and Yonkers to the Bronx.

To promote the drive, the school could consider using techniques like banner printing. A banner can list the dates of the food drive and the best types of items to donate to the drive up until the big day.

Getting a bonus day off from school is just one reason why the students might be motivated to help with the drive. According to Cavello, the annual drive lets the student leaders see how they can help others and supports local charities during trying times. Student government members sort the items as they are donated, then make deliveries to nearby soup kitchens and food pantries each week.