WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School had more than football on their minds as they scored their own touchdown with their annual "Souper Bowl."

Guidance Counselor Lisa Struncis and Basic Skills teacher Jennifer Barta encouraged students in grades K-5 to contribute to the collection, as soup is a pricey item that is in high demand at food pantries—especially during winter months.

"It was so much fun, and the kids really brought in a lot of soup," said Struncis.

Thanks to the students, several boxes of soups were donated to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry earlier this month.