Congratulations to Avon for winning the 2019 Community Resource Services SOUPer Bowl trophy!!
The award was presented at halftime of Friday’s Avon-Avon Lake football game at Firment Field in Avon.
“Thank you to both the Avon and Avon Lake communities for the overwhelming support of the food drive!” says CRS in a note of gratitude on their Facebook site. “Both communities together donated 6,799 pounds of food and $13,258. This brings the 10-year total to 64,318 pounds of food and $112,966!!”
The SOUPer Bowl is a friendly competition between community members in Avon and Avon Lake to see who can collect the most food by weight. All food collected directly benefits families in Avon and Avon Lake through the onsite CRS food pantry. They also accept cash donations. Each $1 contributed was counted as 5 pounds of food. One truck for each community was stationed at the football field and was weighed after the 1st quarter of the game. The winner of the food drive competition is annually announced at half time and presented with the yearly SOUPer Bowl Trophy.
Items were dropped off at all schools in Avon and Avon Lake or supporters could bring donations to the football game tomorrow.