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6th Annual "Souperintendent's Souper" Bowl Canned-Food Drive

posted Jan 4, 2019, 12:59 PM by East Burke High School

Greetings all,

A new calendar year brings with it a new opportunity to give back to our community. Today we start the 6th Annual Souperintendent's Souper Bowl Canned-Food Drive. 
The need in Burke County is great, and seems to be growing. I see it on the faces of the people I see walking our streets and unfortunately it reaches into the lives of our school children. This annual canned food drive has raised nearly 50,000 pounds of food since we started it in 2014 and is one of four campaigns we are proud to sponsor each school year, the other three being our United Way campaign, Relay for Life and the Burke Education Foundation Golf Tournament.

I continue to be amazed at how giving our community is and how each campaign grows each year. We can teach science, math and technology all day long, but if we don’t also teach about giving back, students will miss out on lessons on how to be well-rounded citizens in our community.


Dr. Larry Putnam, Superintendent
Burke County Public Schools