University of Louisiana Lafayette

Youth Service America Food Drive

The SAL chapter at the University of Louisiana Lafayette was the winner of one of Youth Service America’s Sodexo Youth Grants of $500. With this grant, they had to organize a service project that addresses childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day. The chapter held a very successful food drive on campus, with all donations going to Acadiana FoodNet.The members got their campus involved with this project by placing donation boxes in the Student Union and putting up fliers around campus. They also talked to the Kappa Delta Sorority and asked them to donate. They were a huge help and donated 250 canned good items. In addition to these donations, Chelsea Mouton, the VP of  Community Service, went shopping with the grant money and purchased even more food items.

After collecting all the donations, Chelsea and Chapter President Kristen Finney brought all of the items to Acadiana FoodNet. In total, they donated over 1000 items, which equaled almost 800 pounds of food! The staff at the food bank were very grateful and told Kristen that “their prayers had been answered” because they were going through a serious shortage of food. Kristen said, “It gave me goosebumps!”

To read more about ULL’s YSA Grant, click here.

For more information on the University of Louisiana Lafayette Chapter, click here.