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Beat Denver by donating food

Encourage your child’s spirit of competition by donating canned goods & beating Denver-area church donation totals.
Encourage your child’s spirit of competition by donating canned goods & beating Denver-area church donation totals. tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Want to know how to get your child involved in a good cause? Tell them that the Denver Broncos’ fans might beat them.

With all the Super Bowl fanfare and excitement, this a great time to help your kids learn about the importance of giving back in the community while indulging in a little Charlotte-versus-Denver competition. Several area churches in both cities have challenged one another to food drives to see which city can donate the most in an effort to fight hunger.

United Methodist churches through the Carolinas have accepted a challenge from Methodist churches in Denver: Who can collect the most non-perishable food items by the big game.

Donations can be dropped off at:

Myers Park United Methodist Church, in the church lobby (1501 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207) by Feb. 7, and they request that you include a tally in your bag of how many cans you’ve donated.

Providence United Methodist Church (2810 Providence Road) also has a big donation truck in its parking lot, ready for drop offs.

Additionally, all food pantries (see the Loaves and Fishes website http://www.loavesandfishes.org/food-pantries/ for a list of pantry locations) will accept donations for this challenge.

Myers Park Presbyterian Church is also looking to make a difference with their "Souper Bowl of Caring." Canned goods and donations can be dropped off at the church (2501 Oxford Place) and more information can be found here https://www.facebook.com/myersparkpres/.

Suggestions include: soups, canned vegetables, peanut butter, canned meat, rice, dried beans. Have your kids grab some cans and let’s show Denver that we can Keep Pounding - both on the football field and in our determination to feed our neighbors.

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