Boston University

Food Bank Volunteering

Boston University Sigma Alpha Lambda members were eager to fight hunger on a personal level during our Food Fight Against Hunger season. Officers had no problem recruiting members to volunteer at a local food bank. While there, they sorted items donated to the food bank, such as canned goods, pasta, beverages, and toilet paper. They inspected all items – including tons of juice, pickles, olives, and prunes – for passed expiration dates. They also made sure no packages were damaged so that families in need would receive only items of high quality. After inspecting the items, SAL members packaged the goods into boxes that would be further sorted by other volunteers and food bank employees. During their two-hour volunteer slot, they sorted through almost 18,000 pounds of items and put together enough food for 11,688 meals!

Jamie Tam, BU’s Chapter Treasurer, said the chapter was interested in doing this event each semester. “It was a great way to bond with new and familiar SAL members and to help the Greater Boston community at the same time. This event definitely brought us closer together than we anticipated.”

For more information on Boston University’s SAL chapter, click here.