Charlotte Dominates Denver in Super Bowl 50 Food Drive

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charlotte super bowl food driveThe Carolinas ended up winning in a big way on Super Bowl Sunday. Even though they lost on the football field (no thanks to the refs), they won in a big way in the pantry – dominating a bet Denver made with Charlotte to see who could collect the most food for charity by the end of Super Bowl 50.

After the initial challenge was made for the #UnitedMethodistsKeepPounding food drive on January 24th, churches, ministries, and businesses began joining in droves. Donations ended up coming in from over 350 organizations throughout the Carolinas.

Final score: Carolina 636,891, Denver 360,664.

The bulk of the food will go directly to Loaves & Fishes food pantries.

It was an especially stinging loss for Denver, since they won a similar bet with Seattle back in the 2014 Super Bowl – Denver won that year by a margin of 103,000 cans to Seattleā€™s 53,000.

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