The Jefferson school district has partnered with Souper Bowl of Caring to create an opportunity for students to join in a national movement of giving and serving.

From January 28 through February 8, students in the middle and high schools are engaged in a friendly competition to collect donations for a food drive. The collection boxes are sectioned so that students can “vote” for their favored Super Bowl team when placing their contributions into the containers.

One hundred percent of the collection will be given to food pantries sponsored by two local churches (Star of the Sea and Milton United Methodist).

Community members are invited to assist students in understanding the importance of serving by donating money (checks payable to JTMS or JTHS), nonperishable canned and boxed food, paper items, toiletries, laundry products, and cleaning supplies. Contributions can be dropped off in the middle school, high school, municipal building, public library, and senior centers.

The Souper Bowl of Caring is sponsored at the high school by Project Kind and at the middle school by the Student Council and Red Cross. The school collecting the most donations in proportion to its population will receive a plaque. But the true winners are all participating students and the recipients of their generosity.

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