Delta Opportunity School is partnering with Delta area businesses and churches to tackle hunger in the community through a Souper Bowl of Caring food drive contest.
A traveling trophy will be given to the church and business that collects the most food.
Many of the Delta schools and Cedaredge Elementary will compete to see which school and which classroom collects the most food. The winning class in each school will win a pizza and ice cream party and their teacher will be treated to dinner for two at Daveto's, all provided by Delta Opportunity School Food for Thought. DOS will also provide each student in the winning school a piece of candy. Because BELA preschool always does a great job of collecting food, DOS provides popsicles for the entire school.
The goal of this friendly competition is to build on the success of previous food drive contests. Last year 4,624 pounds of food were collected in a classroom/school-based contest. The food will be distributed through Food for Thought, the Delta Food Pantry and Abraham Connection.
"During this time of year when many spend excessively on food for Super Bowl watching, it is important to stop and think about the fact that there is hunger in our community," said Willyn Webb, an instructor at the Delta Opportunity School. "Together we can make a difference by donating to the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive contests."
The contest ends on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. Winners will be announced after the students of DOS collect and weigh all donations.
Donations may be made at the following businesses: American Family Insurance, 340 Meeker Street; Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive; Phillips Machine, 1440 Highway 50; Petunia Beads, 535 Main Street; Image 1440, 453 Main Street; Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, 301 Main Street; Napa Auto Parts, 841 Main Street; Classic Computers, 238 Main Street; RE/MAX Today, 1109 Main Street; City of Delta, 4th and Main; Wells Fargo, 500 Palmer; Delta Acupuncture, 823 Main Street; Wendy's, 101 Main; and Crossroads Assisted Living, 1380 Aspen Way.
Participating churches include Delta Christian Church, Presbyterian Church of Delta, Center for Spiritual Living, Cowboy Church at Z Barn, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Michael's Catholic Church and Delta United Methodist Church.