Lane Elementary students more than met the Soup-er Bowl challenge, nearly doubling their original goal with a total of 2,122 food items raised by last Friday, Feb. 1.
The class who donated the most was Gloria Derocco's fifth grade class, who turned in 308 food items over the course of last week. The three top donating classes were all fifth grade, each racking up over 250 donations by last Friday.
Following Derocco's class, Janet Stone's fifth grade class raised 296 items and Molly Maguire's fifth grade students brought in 250 donations.
In lieu of the Lombardi, Derocco's class received a trophy with their class information carved into the base. Each year moving forward, the winner of the Soup-er Bowl will receive the same honor.
According to Lane School Assistant Principal Keith Kinney, the Soup-er Bowl picked up steam was the week went on, with 95 items donated on the first day and 758 donated on the last day alone.
All of the donations raised during the Soup-er Bowl will go to the Bedford Food Bank, where fourth and fifth grade Lane School students already work throughout the school year collecting, organizing and shelving donations.
Fifth grade students working with the Bedford Food Bank throughout this school year will turn in Lane School's donations Wednesday morning, completing the first annual Soup-er Bowl Challenge.
"Hopefully this is going to become a long standing tradition in our school," Kinney said. "We've received a lot of positive feedback from the community."