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FUEL NKU Prysmian Souper Bowl Food Drive

February 18, 2022 - In honor of the Cincinnati Bengals’ run to the Super Bowl, Prysmian Group donated 2,005 food items to FUEL NKU following the company’s Souper Bowl Food Drive. Prysmian’s Souper Bowl Food Drive ran Jan. 31 through Feb. 11, leading up to the Bengals’ appearance in Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams.

The goal of the drive was to raise 1,989 items, marking the last time the Bengals reached the Super Bowl. However, the goal was exceeded as Prysmian raised 2,005 items.

“We are happy to surpass our goal and collect so many items for FUEL NKU,” Andrea Pirondini, Prysmian CEO, North America, said. “The Super Bowl loss stings, but we still have something to celebrate. Thank you to the Bengals for bringing the city through such an incredible experience… fuel for the bright future of this team.”

FUEL NKU is open to all NKU students and also supports post-traditional learners like parents attending college as well as international students and more. For the Fall 2021 semester, FUEL NKU served more than 1,000 students and distributed over 42,000 pounds of food, drinks and personal products.

“This donation drive means so much to FUEL NKU,” Nick Bliven, FUEL NKU program coordinator, said. “Our food pantry is seeing over 300 student visitors per week, making community partners that much more imperative to our mission. Thank you to everyone at the Prysmian team for rallying behind the cause to support our students.”

Prysmian Group acquired General Cable in 2018 and continues to be involved in northern Kentucky. Prysmian Group re-established its Engagement and Outreach Committee to increase employee engagement and find ways to give back to the community. Planning for the food drive started before the Bengals won the AFC Championship, but organizers had hoped that the team would continue its winning streak.

“I thought it would be fun to tie to the two things together with the play on words, super/souper. Even with the loss, the Bengals had a great year, and we filled four carts with food donations for FUEL,” Jan Rouse, Prysmian internal communications manager, said.

To learn more about FUEL NKU, click here.

About Prysmian Group North America: Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Based in Highland Heights, Ky., Prysmian Group North America operations include 27 manufacturing facilities, 14 distribution centers, 6 R&D centers, and over 5,800 employees with net sales of near $4 billion. From wire & cable products and solutions for the transmission and distribution of low, medium, high and extra-high voltage systems, to a cutting-edge offering of optical fiber and copper cables and connectivity systems for voice, video and data transmission, the Group serves the most comprehensive range of markets including power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, construction and infrastructure, energy projects and specialty industries for countless applications in the United States and Canada. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. Additional information is available at 

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit