Beginning in 2010, Sigma Alpha Lambda initiated a national service project called the “SAL National Food Fight Against Hunger” during which chapters from around the country join together each fall to make an impact by feeding the hungry in their local communities through food drives.
This national service project grows each year, both in numbers and in terms of the creativity that members and chapters put forth to collect nonperishable food items for their drives. Since its inception, the total number of items and money collected through the SAL National Food Fight Against Hunger events is over 126,000 non-perishable food items and over $41,000 raised! SAL chapters utilize Feeding America’s food bank locator to identify local organizations where they can donate their collected items and also provide volunteer hours by serving meals or stocking food pantry shelves as a group. Each year, SAL members and local chapters take pride in their efforts to combat hunger through this event.
For more information on fighting hunger in America or to find your local food bank where you can make a difference any time throughout the year, visit Feeding America at: www.feedingamerica.org.