Saint Joseph Elementary School participated in the 2011 Souper Bowl of Caring, continuing a tradition. Souper Bowl of Caring uses the energy around the nation’s biggest sporting event to mobilize and inspire youth to fight hunger and poverty. Students develop a stronger connection to their communities as they collect food for charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion to those in need. Last year, Saint Joseph students collected 5,700 food items for Catholic Community Services in northern Utah. This year, students were asked to bring cans of soup to the drive, because it provides a wholesome, warm meal for many families. Students brought their donations to their homeroom. Each class adopted an NFL team and competed to see which class brought in the most food items. Each class that met its first goal of at least 200 items received a "Crazy Hair Day."