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TYLER, March 20, 2013— Tyler ISD students donated 11,660 pounds of food to the annual People Attempting to Help (PATH) “Souper Bowl Challenge.” Since 2011, Tyler ISD students have collected an incredible 30,000 pounds of food as part of the canned soup drive.
This year, Douglas Elementary School earned the coveted Community MVP award for collecting 2,600 pounds of food. Owens and Rice elementary schools and Hogg, Moore and Stewart middle schools also participated in the canned soup drive.
“We wanted the students to get excited about the canned soup drive so we made it a grade level contest. This year the fourth graders won,” Douglas Elementary School Counselor Kandi Tamez said. “I am so proud of all of our students for working together while learning the importance of giving back to our community.”
PATH is an organization that has provided programs to economically disadvantaged citizens of Smith County for 25 years. Each year PATH hosts the “Souper Bowl Challenge” throughout the month of February. Last year, the “Souper Bowl Challenge” brought in about 47,000 pounds of soup. The cans of soup will provide warm meals to people in need in our community.
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