Thanks to the amazing residents of Superior who turned out in droves to make the Chamber’s 2nd Annual Food & Spare Change Drive an enormous success on Saturday, February 27, 2021.  Chamber volunteers were able to collect more than 5,000 pounds of food for the Louisville Food Bank and $5,501.94 to support the programs of Coal Creek Meals on Wheels. Both organizations serve Superior residents in need.

The event was sponsored by Paull Interiors and Nick Crothers Real Estate.  In addition to their financial support of the event, both Joey Paull Yoder and Nick Crothers were busy at the event, supporting volunteers, loading food, and keeping enthusiasm strong.

Volunteers collected donations from drivers at intersections throughout Town and from shoppers outside of the Superior Marketplace. Generous shoppers filled an SUV parked near Target with food. More than $2,000 in $20 bills was collected from drivers who dug deep to give. Young volunteers from area high schools were excited to collect several $100 bills!

“We’ve been so fortunate in the last year, and we realize that many others have not been,” said one Superior resident. She donated $50 to the bucket and contributed more than $100 of non-perishable food items she had purchased at Costco that day to support the food collection.

So many others made special efforts to support the event. Our local Boy Scout Troop 278 went door to door in their neighborhoods, collecting food donations, and driving them down to Town Hall.  Louisville Family Animal Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital served as collection sites all week. Boss Lady Pizza gave away slices of pizza at their ribbon-cutting event and collected more than $470 in donations. Several Town Trustees made donations of both food and funds. Town staff member Lydia Yecke, who also sits on the Coal Creek Meals on Wheels board of directors, rolled up her sleeves to unload many trunk-loads of food donations. Chamber board members, of course, were out energizing the effort. Numerous area businesses and the Rock Creek HOA promoted the event on social media the preceding week, helping to get the word out.

“This year’s effort was mind-blowing,” said Stephanie Miller, VP of Citywide Banks and President of the Chamber board. “I think we’ve started a tradition of the last Saturday of February being all about fighting food insecurity in our Town, and it’s a time of year when these non-profits really need help fulfilling their missions.”

Thanks to EVERYONE who played a part in the event’s success.  We’ll do it again on Saturday, February 26, 2022!