Souper Bowl of Caring

Houston, Texas: LEADING LEARNING SERVING is the motto of Galena Park ISD. As part of our commitment to serving others, each year Galena Park ISD supports the efforts of the Houston Food Bank in their annual Souper Bowl of Caring on January 15, 2014. Over the past two years, North Shore Senior High School has raised $371.00 and collected 5,636 food items.  

Because of the school's hard work, the North Shore Senior High School cheerleaders were given the opportunity to showcase their team at the annual Souper Bowl of Caring event, a pep rally and press conference to motivate the community to join in and support the Houston Food Bank by donating and/or volunteering. After performing a cheer on live television, the cheerleaders volunteered on the line, sorting food and other items before they are distributed to those in need.  

“Serving others is a valuable lesson we try to model on a daily basis. This morning, these girls had a first-hand experience serving others, and putting complete strangers’ needs before their own,” said Kenneth Bryant, Assistant Principal. Each week the Houston Food Bank assists 137,000 individuals; although, those who need assistance are not necessarily who many believe them to be. According to the Houston Food Bank, of the people who are hungry, 94% of them are not homeless and 47% are children. So, while the students at North Shore Senior High School believed they were helping total strangers, it is not unlikely they touched the lives of someone they see on a regular basis.

 

Souper Bowl of Caring

Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity cheerleaders volunteered at the Houston Food Bank’s annual Souper Bowl of Caring event.

 

Souper Bowl of Caring

The cheerleaders receive instruction on how to examine and separate items.

 

Souper Bowl of Caring

The cheerleaders receive instruction on how to examine and separate items.

 

Souper Bowl of Caring

The cheerleaders receive instruction on how to examine and separate items.

 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

Crystal Murray | Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services | cmurray@galenaparkisd.com | 832.386.1063