Do you know one of the biggest obstacles hindering a child’s learning process? Hunger.
The lack of adequate nutritious food is particularly harmful to children. Lack of access to nutritious foods has serious implications for a child’s physical, mental and emotional health, academic achievement and future economic success.
One in five children does not know where his or her next meal will come from. That is why the Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than 200 Catholic schools, including St. Mary School, have partnered with Catholic Charities, Soldier Field and Charles Tillman’s Cornerstone Foundation to launch the Soup-er Stadium Challenge this fall to help eliminate hunger in our community.
Our goal is to collect enough food items to fill each of the 62,000 seats in Soldier Field twice! The Challenge will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need and has the support of Soldier Field and Charles Tillman, retired Chicago Bears cornerback, who has agreed to be the spokesman for the initiative.
If you would like to participate in the Challenge, please have your child bring in his/her donation(s) to their homeroom teacher between Tuesday, September 12 and Friday, October 6. If you would like to make an online donation, please visit SouperStadiumChallenge.org.
Be sure to check out the virtual tracker and watch the number of seats in Soldier Field fill up with donations from our school and schools across the Archdiocese at SouperStadiumChallenge.org.
Every donation helps; please give what you can. Together we can help eliminate hunger and make difference in the lives of our community members who are most in need.