Rotaract members man the donation cart. Photo courtesy of Russell Sommefeld.
By Julia Witt
Members of the campus Rotaract club prepared for the big game by hosting a “Soup-er Bowl” food drive outside of Walmart on the day of the Super Bowl.
The “Soup-er Bowl” food drive is an annual event that has been hosted in the past by the Seward Rotary. It is held from 1-4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, and encourages shoppers to give something to those in need while preparing for the festivities surrounding the big game. The donations go to the food pantry at the Blue Valley Community Action in Seward. There, the goods are distributed to those in need, free of charge.
While the “Soup-er Bowl” has been held in Seward for the past seven years, the campus Rotaract club has taken over the event just in the past two years. The Rotaract club is a branch of Rotary specifically for people aged 18-30. The goal of the club is to serve the community through various events. Events that the campus Rotaract club has participated in this year include a raking day, Operation Chirstmas Child and Stuff the Cruiser.
“We’re focused on helping our community” CUNE alumna Andie Cornelio said. “It is just a good opportunity to help people in need, in a lot of different ways.”