On September 2, 2016 the SOUPer Bowl VII Food Drive to benefit Community Resource Services (CRS) was held. This annual food drive is a friendly competition between Avon and Avon Lake. Congratulations to Avon Lake for winning this year’s SOUPer Bowl, although the real winner is CRS and the families that we serve in Avon and Avon Lake.
The generosity of students, staff and community members from both Avon and Avon Lake was overwhelming. Both communities together donated $14, 720 and 6,433 pounds of food. Since its inception in 2010, the SOUPer Bowl Food Drive has raised a total of 43,551 pounds of food and $73,801 in monetary donations!
Special thanks to the following individuals, businesses and organizations for their support of the food drive: Kristina Buller, Dr. Brad Cocco, Kris Simecek, the Avon Lake High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams, Avon High School Athletic Boosters Club, Avon High School Student Council, Avon Lake High School Student Council, Learwood Middle School, the Avon Lions Club, Sue Cole from the Avon Lake Transportation Department, the staff, students and families at all of the schools in both Avon and Avon Lake and all of the individuals who volunteered their time or made donations to ensure the success of this event! We would also like to thank the employees of Mexichem, Oxy Vinyls, and Suntan Supply for collecting donations from their employees to support the SOUPer Bowl.
The success of the SOUPer Bowl Food Drive is a true testament to the wonderful communities that we live in. Having so many people step up to contribute in the very generous way that they did is truly incredible and will help CRS continue its mission of helping our neighbors in Avon and Avon Lake.