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.
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.
This year, COVID added new challenges to this initiative. Fortunately, many chapters came up with creative ways to continue working towards their Food Fight goals. Some chapters organized virtual food drives, while others have partnered with like-minded organizations to support their collection efforts. Each year, SAL members and local chapters take pride in their efforts to combat hunger through this event.
Take a look at the list below to see how chapters are doing so far this year.
University of Southern Mississippi- 822 cans
University of Maryland College Park- 243 cans
Binghamton University- 125 cans
Mississippi State University- 40 cans
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.