S(o)uper Bowl Food Drive 2023: February 9-12
This event, beginning the Thursday before the Super Bowl and culminating on Super Bowl Sunday, is a fun competition between local neighborhoods to collect as much food as they can to restock local pantries at a time when shelves are depleted after the winter holidays. Each participating neighborhood needs a Captain who can publicize the event and establish a neighborhood collection spot. Items must be counted and delivered to the designated food pantry on Super Bowl Sunday. Winners are announced the following week. Make sure your neighborhood is represented!
Here’s how to get involved:
- Look for your neighborhood on the flyer above. If you don’t see it, chances are no one has signed up. If your neighborhood has signed up, your Captain might be able to use your help. Email us to find out.
If you’ll be leading the collection, here’s what you’ll do:
- Designate a collection point and share the flyer the best way for your neighborhood – neighborhood FB, Nextdoor group, email distribution, flyers or several of these options.
- Collect. We recommend collecting Thursday, February 9th to Sunday, February 12th to limit the amount of effort needed to monitor and store items. If you’d like to collect earlier than 2/9, that’s fine too.
- Count up the loot, and report it back – each item is worth 1 point – large packs of diapers, formula, and Enfamil drink are worth 5.
- Take fun pictures and send them to us to share on social media.
- Deliver everything to your designated pantry (see below) on February 12th from 11am-1pm. Delivery locations:
Broadneck Neighborhoods drop-off location is Bay Hills shopping center who will collect for Anne Arundel County Food Bank and My Brothers Pantry (MBP).
SPAN: canned pasta, syrup, jelly, potatoes, canned meats, tomato products, pancake mix, rice, toilet paper, paper towels, snacks, cookies, crackers, bars, nuts, potatoes (instant canned).
ACAN: rice, pasta, canned meat, canned soup, canned fruits & vegetables, shelf stable milk, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner, canned and dry beans, hot and cold cereal, mashed potatoes in containers, cleaning supplies.
AA Food Bank: dried beans, Ensure drink, canned meat, baby formula, baby food, peanut butter (in plastic jars), rice, breakfast bars, dried fruit, jelly, canned tuna and chicken, low sodium canned veg, low sugar canned fruits, canned soup, jelly, peanut butter, 100% fruit juice, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta, mayo, ketchup and mustard.
Celestial Manna at SPEP: peanut butter, jelly, condiments (all kinds), canned soups, diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products.
On your mark! Get set…
2023 (18,763 items collected) Winning neighborhood by volume: Shipley’s Choice (1516 items) Per house winner: Winchester on the Severn (10.10 items per house). Neighborhoods with biggest improvement: Severna Park – Oakleigh Forest (434 more items than 2022) Broadneck – Schoolers Pond (133 more items than 2022)
2022 (16,000 items collected) Erin Garth (15 houses contributing 160 items) & West Severna Park (contributing 930 items)
2021 (over 20,500 items collected) Cape McKinsey (25 houses contributing 307 items) & Round Bay & West Severna Park (each contributing over 1500 items)
2020 (over 4500 items collected) Severna Gardens 82 houses contributing 615 items
2019 (over 6000 items collected) Oakleigh Forest (1200 items) & adjusting for size, Severna Gardens with 82 houses contributing 504 items
2018 (Over 8000 items collected) Shipley’s Choice (1100 items) & Park Ridge (34 houses contributing 253 items
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.
Dr. Seuss | The Lorax
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