Continuing the Fight in 2017
The Food Fight Against Hunger is the centerpiece of SAL’s fall volunteering. This year, 26 chapters worked SO hard to collect over 5,000 items and over $1,000 to fight hunger. According to www.ffa.org’s meal math, SAL members were able to provide 8,866 meals to those in need. This total is incredible!
This year’s fundraising was hundreds higher than years past. SAL members used creative ways to collect funding for this cause. Eastern Michigan University was one of the chapters who partnered with a restaurant for a percentage night fundraiser. Indiana State University, Florida International University, and East Carolina University were a few of the chapters to hold a bake sale.
Danielle Lance of Indiana State University enjoyed seeing how many people cared about the cause. She said, “It was also touching to see the people who would rather donate than buy a baked good.”
Collecting cans is the most crucial part of any food drive, and SAL chapters went about it in different ways. Several, including Boston University and El Centro College, placed posters and boxes around their campus, collecting from all students. Others asked members and friends to bring items in to every chapter meeting during the food drive. Texas A&M University joined with another organization on campus to collect items. Kansas State University and University of North Carolina Greensboro were a couple of chapters who tabled outside of grocery stores to collect nonperishable items.
For a list of all chapters who fought hunger this semester and to see the winners of this event, visit this link. Thank you to everyone who donated, organized, and shared their time!