2018 Food Fight Against Hunger
2018’s Food Fight Against Hunger event has come to a close, and we’re proud of all the work that members accomplished!
Each year, SAL members band together to fight back against hunger. As part of the FFAH competition, chapters compete by gathering nonperishable food items and monetary contributions. Chapters then donate the food and money collected to a local food bank in their area. The three chapters who have collected the most donations receive funds for a chapter social as well as a donation to a charity on their behalf.
Several SAL chapters rose up to answer the call to fight hunger in their communities. Overall, chapters collected an amazing 5,355 items and raised $775.20!
Chapters used a variety of methods to gather donations. For example, the Emporia State University chapter partnered with their local Relay for Life event to collect an astounding 1,200 items! SAL’s El Centro College chapter set up donation boxes around campus and partnered with several student organizations to gather items. University of Central Oklahoma Chapter President Graciela Lopez even collected items for her chapter by gathering items from members of her Zumba class.
The creativity of our chapters flourished over the course of the event, with several chapters finding unique ways to collect items. For instance, the Binghamton University chapter set up a Trunk-or-Treat Food Drive on their campus to help support their collection efforts. Likewise, the Purdue University chapter chalked sidewalks to advertise donation locations.
We want to thank everyone who took part in our Food Fight Against Hunger event! Here are the official totals from this fall:
Food Fight Against Hunger Point Totals (Items + Money Raised)
Emporia State University: 1,433
El Centro College: 1,050
University of Central Oklahoma: 729
Binghamton University: 321
Indiana State University: 300
Purdue University: 203
Appalachian State University: 200
Kansas State University: 200
Eastern Michigan University: 199
University of Oklahoma: 198
Virginia Tech: 185.2
California State University Fresno: 150
New Mexico State University: 150
Western Michigan University: 120
James Madison University: 105
University of Texas Arlington: 85
University of Iowa: 78
Rowan University: 71
University of South Florida: 71
University of Wisconsin Whitewater: 62
University of Mississippi: 44
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign: 43
Mississippi State University: 39
University of North Carolina Wilmington: 31
George Washington University: 21
University of Texas at Austin: 12
San Diego State University: 9
Murray State University: 8
University of Louisiana Lafayette: 8
University of Alabama Birmingham: 5