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LES, CES continue Souper Bowl of Caring tradition

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"All I can say is WOW!" Willyn Webb, executive director of Vision Charter Academy (VCA) and Food for Thought stated after learning that Lincoln Elementary School Student Council continued the Souper Bowl of Caring on its own. LES donated 2,425 food items. As a thank you VCA Food for Thought provided a $25 gift card donated by Daveto's.

"This community really cares about setting kids up to take care of each other and making sure all kids have enough food every weekend!" Webb said.

The Souper Bowl of Caring tradition originally started by Delta Opportunity School Food for Thought also continued in Cedaredge.

With only a week until the real Super Bowl, Willyn Webb called Daniel Renfrow, principal of Cedaredge Elementary School, with the idea of having a food drive. A recent development in some space to store food suddenly made it possible for the Surface Creek Vision Charter Academy Food for Thought program to be in a place to accept donations. Renfrow agreed, and the result was 540 pounds of food donation. Cedaredge Elementary School rocks at taking care of the hunger needs of their community. Mr. Thompson's fifth grade class won the competition and enjoyed banana splits served by VCA high school geometry students, who collected, weighed and tabulated the winners. The third grade was the winning grade and they all enjoyed candy. Larry Thompson, a repeat winning teacher, is donating his $25 Daveto's gift card to the class economy project quarterly auction.

Webb said, "Thank you to Daveto's for their donations, to all of the families who donated and to Lincoln Elementary and Cedaredge Elementary for giving back to the program that gives food to their students in need every weekend -- Food for Thought! Next year we hope to have storage secured to have the full blown Souper Bowl of Caring food drive competition so all classrooms, businesses and churches can team up to tackle hunger!"

Photo submitted Vision Charter Academy’s Andrea Thomas, Sarah Wells, Monique Archibeque and Naomi Thomas are pictured with Lincoln Elementary School Student Council advisor,Tara Borgmann sorting food from the 2,400 items collected by Lincoln Elementary students during the Souper Bowl of Caring. Most of the items will be used in the weekend bags of food provided through Vision Charter Academy’s Food for Thought program. Large food items were donated to the Abraham Connection homeless shelter.
Photo submitted Larry Thompson’s winning class with the sign made by Vision Charter Academy learners who were there to serve them banana splits.
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