Twenty-three Heathwood students joined with Upper School teacher Willis Ware and School Resource Officer Deputy Josh Albins to take part in the Hudson's Heroes Souper Bowl of Caring on Saturday, January 12. Heathwood was one of 19 participating schools who collectively packaged over 4000 boxes of food, which are being sent to Harvest Hope Food Bank for distribution throughout the Midlands.
Souper Bowl of Caring was founded in Columbia nearly 29 years ago to use the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth to care for the hungry and those in need. For the last two years, Jim Hudson Automotive Group has partnered with the Souper Bowl of Caring and local high schools to host the Hudson's Heroes Tackle Hunger event.
Twenty schools were originally scheduled to participate in this year's event. When one had to drop out at the last moment, Heathwood's long history of community service led the event's organizer to ask us for a double contingent, and Heathwood student volunteers happily stepped up, packing 400 boxes instead of the standard allotment of 200 per school.
"It was a great event," said Mr. Ware, "and we are thrilled to be able to help these great organizations make a difference in our community."