C-USA Student Athletes Make 53,000 Meals Possible for Local Food Banks

Student athletes bring a lot to every college community. Their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication to their sport is a source of pride for students, alumni and the local community.

This past fall of 2014, the Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee took a stand to make an even more powerful philanthropic contribution by running its annual “Let’s SAAC Hunger” program. This conference-wide community service initiative challenged 14 participating C-USA schools in a competition to raise the most food for their local food banks.

YouGiveGoods is very proud to have partnered with C-USA in this program. Schools offered an online drive option through our platform to supplement in-person food collection boxes around the schools and at school events. North Texas won the “Let’s SAAC Hunger” title by collecting over 20,000 pounds of food for the Denton County Food Center.

In the end, this conference-wide program earned food donations (both online and on-site) totaling over 62,618.76 pounds! That comes out to approximately 53,000 meals for the served food banks. Now that’s community service at its best.

Congratulations to all who contributed to making the “Let’s SAAC Hunger” program such an amazing success. Check out their full press release for all the fun stats and details of this inspiring initiative.

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