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.
SAL’s annual Food Fight Against Hunger Initiative has wrapped up for 2020. Despite the hurtles that COVID threw our way, many chapters stepped up to the plate and came up with creative ways to help fight hunger in their communities and continue working towards their Food Fight goals. Altogether our chapters collected over 1,800 cans of food. Many chapters took a virtual approach this year, organizing fundraisers through online games like Instagram Bingo and Among Us. Other chapters set up virtual food drives through organizations like You Give Goods. While others took a more traditional route by partnering with like-minded organizations to support their collection efforts on campus. Each chapter involved went above and beyond working to collect food donations for their communities. We are so proud of the dedication, creativity and leadership our SAL members demonstrated.
Take a look at the list below to see how chapters did this this year.
University of Southern Mississippi- 822 items collected
Binghamton University- 352 items collected
University of Maryland College Park- 296 items collected
Indiana State University- 245 items collected
Mississippi State University- 90 items collected
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.