Eagan Student and Cancer Survivor Wins Super Bowl Snack Challenge
February 16, 2018
Lucas who? Who is this Lucas? Well Lucas Hobbs is a freshman who overcame Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer back in 6th grade but he isn’t your ordinary cancer survivor.
Lucas Hobbs was able to participate in the Make a Wish foundation, which is a non-profit organization that grants a “wish” to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Instead of wishing for the typical trip to Disneyland, he decided to be selfless. With this, the Chef Lucas Food non-profit was born. This non-profit has been made to help kids fighting cancer be able to enjoy food again with “Meal Kits” that they send out for free to kids fighting cancer. They also have food trucks in the Metro Area of Minnesota to help feed the kids in hospitals.
Lucas decided to be involved of the Super Bowl 52 Snack Challenge in which over 400 kids made different healthy snacks to be judged by different food tasters to see who would win. Lucas made a Señor Popeye’s Spanakopita which is a greek tex-mex fusion of a greek spinach pie and a whole wheat quesadilla. Overall in the competition Lucas got 2nd place and won $7,500, which he plans to give half to the American Cancer Society and the other to his partners who help with his own non-profit.
On February 2nd the school served this dish to all of the high school to celebrate Lucas on his 2nd place spot in the competition. If you would like to donate to Chef Lucas Food you can go to www.cheflucasfood.com to donate. So what did you think of the dish? You might have just found a new favorite snack.