(KUTV) Schools, churches and businesses are reporting record breaking totals for the Souper Bowl of Caring in Utah.
People are skipping one Super Bowl treat and donating money and food to help feed some of the thousands of hungry students across the state. More than 170,000 Utah students qualify for free breakfast and lunch at school but many of them don’t eat well on the weekends and over the holidays and summer break. Money raised for the Super Bowl of Caring is going to the Utah Food Bank and regional food pantries to feed hungry students.
Copper Hills students raised $5,000 and are helping fill the pantry in their school. Cottonwood raised $15,800 to start a pantry in their school and Northridge raised $4,232 to start a pantry. Northridge draws many students whose parents are in the military or who work at Hill Air Force Base.
Statewide more than 760,000 has been raised so far and some churches and schools just wrapped up their events and haven’t reported yet.