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Super Bowl LV Host Committee hosts Tampa food packing event

More than a thousand food packs will be given to a handful of schools in the Tampa Bay area.

TAMPA, Fla. — Dozens of local Tampa volunteers packed up food for those in need on Thursday, as part of the Super Bowl Host Committee's Sustainability Program.

Around 50 men and women helped bundle 1,800 family food packs at Feeding Tampa Bay, which will then be distributed next week to three local elementary schools. The food packs contain essential food items like chicken, corn, apple sauce, collards, fruit cocktails, tuna, mac and cheese and mashed potatoes.

The event is part of the Super Bowl Host Committee's Forever 55 social legacy initiative, which works with community and civic partners to create long-lasting programs that benefit the Tampa Bay community.

The host committee and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission presented a $3,000 check to Feeding Tampa Bay. The donation was possible thanks to last month's successful "Road to Gameday Restaurant Week." Money from featured restaurants will be used by Feeding Tampa Bay in support of the fight against hunger in the Bay area.

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