S(o)uper Bowl Food Drive 2024: February 8-11

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 8th to Sunday, February 11th to limit the amount of effort needed to monitor and store items. If you’d like to collect earlier than 2/8, 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 11th 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 drop-off location is Bay Hills shopping center who will collect for Anne Arundel County Food Bank and My Brothers Pantry (MBP).

Annapolis Neighborhoods

St Luke’s Eastport
Food Cans of fruit (in fruit juices)
Bottles of fruit juice
Cans of soup (hearty) or stew
Boxes/packets of pasta or rice dinners
Cans of tuna, salmon, chicken
Dried beans – any type
Canned black beans, pork and beans, baked beans
Canned pasta meals such as
Chef Boyardee
Boxed cereal Boxed milk (shelf safe)
Pancake mix and syrup

Other Items:
Toothbrushes – individually wrapped (adult and children)
Bar soap – individually wrapped
Baby diapers (all sizes)
Baby wipes

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: canned pasta, syrup, jelly, potatoes, canned meats, tomato products, pancake mix, rice, toilet paper, paper towels, snacks, cookies, crackers, bars, nuts, potatoes (instant canned).

ACANrice, 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…


Winning neighborhoods:

2024 (17,473 items for 6 pantries and the AA County Food Bank!) 69 Captains represented 73 neighborhoods
We welcomed 20 new Captains. We added Eastport (St. Luke’s) and the Eastern Shore (Haven Ministries). Most Items Per House: Winchester on the Severn – 15.64 items. Most Improved: Cape McKinsey – 4.36% increase over last collection. Most Items Overall: Shipley’s Choice – 1688 items

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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