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February 12, 2016

In Super Bowl Food Drive, Charlotte Outdoes Denver

While the Denver Broncos bested the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the result was reversed in a wager between the teams' cities over which could collect the most food for charity by the end of the big game, writes the Charlotte Observer. Charlotte food banks received 636,891 items to 360,664 in Denver in the contest coordinated by the United Methodist Church.

Much of the food donated by more than 350 churches, organizations, and businesses across North Carolina will go to Loaves and Fishes, a network of Charlotte-area food pantries.

Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy article about how Charlotte and Denver, and their NFL teams, stack up on the philanthropy field.