S(o)uper Bowl Food Drive 2022: February 10-13

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 10th to Saturday, February 12th to limit the amount of effort needed to monitor and store items. If you’d like to collect earlier than 2/10, that’s fine too.
  • Count up the loot, and report it back – each item is worth 1 point – large packs of diapers and Enfamil drink are worth 2.  
  • Take fun pictures and send them to us to share on social media.
  • Deliver everything to your designated pantry (see below) on February 13th from 11am-1pm. Delivery locations:
Neighborhoods west of Ritchie Hwy (neighborhoods located on the left if heading north on Ritchie Hwy) deliver to SPAN.
Neighborhoods east of Ritchie Hwy (neighborhoods located on the right if heading north on Ritchie Hwy) deliver to ACAN.

Broadneck Neighborhoods delivery location TBD will collect for Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

5. Where all of the items on the flyer are happily accepted, certain pantries have expressed specific needs. Please highlight these for your particular neighborhood’s collection. 

SPAN: cereal, canned pasta, cookies, crackers, syrup, jelly, potatoes, baked beans, canned meats, tomato products, vegetable or olive oil, condiments

ACANrice, pasta, canned meat, canned soup, canned fruits & vegetables, cereal, oatmeal, grits, shelf stable milk, disinfectant spray, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner 

AA Food Bank: dried beans, Ensure drink; diapers (all but Size 4), hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, face masks

On your mark! Get set…

Winning neighborhoods:

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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