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Schenectady-area churches holding Super Bowl-themed food drive

Local pastors join together for Superbowl of Giving food drive. From left to right, Pastor Patrick Singh of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pastor Francis Rigobert of Zion Lutheran Church and Pastor Matthew Schultz of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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Local pastors join together for Superbowl of Giving food drive. From left to right, Pastor Patrick Singh of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pastor Francis Rigobert of Zion Lutheran Church and Pastor Matthew Schultz of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

The Super Bowl is first and foremost about football, but the food is a close second.

This year, three Schenectady churches are coming together to host the “Superbowl of Giving,” a food drive where those who donate can predict the winning team by placing donated items in boxes labeled “Bengals” and “Rams.”

Immanuel, Zion and Trinity Lutheran Churches are collecting shelf-stable pantry items for Street Soldiers of Schenectady, a volunteer-run grassroots group that assists those experiencing homelessness and others in need.

“When COVID hit, it showed all of us the importance of working together,” said Immanuel’s Pastor Matthew Schultz. “Our ministry was now in a virtual world, and many in our community were really struggling. From health issues to lost jobs and homelessness. We knew we had to do something to help.”

The churches will be collecting donations through Saturday, and the predictions are slated to be announced on Sunday morning.

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 1850 Union St., Niskayuna; Zion Lutheran Church is located at 153 Nott Terrace, Schenectady and Trinity Lutheran Church is at 35 Furman St., Schenectady.

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