DENVER (CBS4) – Denver beats Seattle! It didn’t happen on the field, but it did happen in a meaningful competition to feed the hungry.
Denver United Methodist Churches challenged their counterparts in the Northwest to a Super Bowl food drive competition. Collections started about a week ago, ended Sunday, and now the final results are in.READ MORE: 'All The More Jobs': Sen. John Hickenlooper Aims For More Federal Funding For DIA Projects
Broncos fans collected more than twice what Seahawks fans did: 102,518 items to about 49,000!
Pastor Brad Laurvick of Highlands United Methodist Church in Denver came up with the friendly rivalry idea, and calls the haul “an amazing accomplishment for a city and team to be proud of.”READ MORE: Colorado Latinos Celebrate Cinco De Mayo After Disproportionate Impact From COVID
Every donation site is sending collections to a local food pantry, helping support families in neighborhoods all throughout “Broncos Country.”
No one really loses, since food pantries will be well stocked here and in Seattle, Omaha, and altogether cities in nine states by generous fans of both teams.Childhood Friends Buy Denver Home Together Amid Soaring Costs: 'You Have To Be Flexible'
– Written by Doug Hoffacker for CBSDenver.com