IHS in the Community
IHS Athletes Headed to the 'SOUPER BOWL'
January 27, 2012Irvington High School
Irvington, NJ, January 27, 2012 — While Americans turn their attention to the biggest sports event of the year, Super Bowl XLVI, the Irvington High School “Student Athlete Leadership Team” (S.A.L.T) and more than a quarter of a million young people are working to transform Super Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest celebration of giving through Souper Bowl of Caring.
During the weeks of January 30th – February 10th, 2012, S.A.L.T will collect cans of soup at Irvington High School and The Board of Education Central Office, 100% of the collection will go to the United Food Pantry at 1240 Clinton Ave, Irvington, NJ 07111.
“For over 20 years, young people have been fighting hunger and poverty in their own communities through Souper Bowl of Caring, raising more than $81 million for soup kitchens, food banks and other charities,” said Tracy Bender, President and CEO of Souper Bowl of Caring. “Together, we all can make a difference through this effort. I hope everyone will find a way to give and serve.”
“Our Student Athlete Leadership Team has done a tremendous job organizing the Souper Bowl, the students are helping people in their community, this is what giving back is all about, Great Job S.A.L.T!” said Burnett A. Davis, Principal of Irvington High School.
By using this weekend as a time to help others, youth are learning about the realities of hunger in their own neighborhoods and are turning one of the nation’s universal times of celebration and parties into an opportunity to care for those in need.