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Heyer Elementary School Uses Super Bowl XLV as Food Drive Opportunity

School donates 1,634 items of non-perishable food to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.

Jamie Walz’s fourth-grade class at knows a thing or two about winning football championships.

Walz’s group of students took the top prize at the school in its “Souper” food drive. The class competed against other classes in the elementary school to bring food that went with the Super Bowl XLV theme – anything football-related or green or gold. The school collected 1,634 items to give to the County.

The competition included a football field. The classes were able to move their football team down the field 20 yards for every five items they collected. In order to score a touchdown, the class had to bring in 25 items.

“What is awesome is every single class scored a touchdown,” said Sara LePine, the secretary at the elementary school.

Walz’s classroom brought in 266 of the non-perishable food items. Walz said his students did a “terrific” job and added that the parents helped.

“I just (the students) that it was really nice that they were doing nice things for people who need it,” Walz said. “… When they brought their stuff in, I just sent them up to the office and told them ‘Great job.’ I didn’t do much more than that.”

The prize was a special cookie dessert, to which 10-year-old Ben Goy described as “tasty.” Ben’s mom helped him out by getting 60 food items, including canned goods and Easy Mac.

“It is kind of a connection,” Ben said about his classroom and the Packers being the winners.

Ben and 10-year-old Jessica Prater said it was fun to help out other people. Jessica went shopping with her family and brought 80 items to donate to the food pantry.

They both want to help out again.

“I hope (the Packers) get to the Super Bowl next year,” Ben said. “That was fun.”

Mike Miller February 08, 2011 at 08:28 PM
As a volunteer at the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, I just wanted to say a big "super" thank you to all the staff and students at Heyer Elementary School. Your contribution was fantastic and most appreciated. Keep up the good work.

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