The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Office of Community Service Learning at The University of Southern Mississippi are spearheading a week of activities focused fighting hunger in the Hattiesburg area.
Activities during Let’s SAAC Hunger Week Nov. 16-21, will be directed toward collecting canned goods to be donated to Christian Services and the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Hattiesburg.
The observance is part of the Conference-USA initiative to unite all member institutions through conference-wide community outreach. The winning institution will be determined by the weight of the canned goods donated.
The Southern Miss effort is also supported by the Residence Hall Association, Greek Life and the Office of Student Activities and all student groups and community members are invited to participate.
Listed below are dates and details for Let’s SAAC Hunger Week:
• Monday - Friday, Nov. 16-21 –Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring canned goods during business hours to the Office of Community Service Learning, located in the Hub, Room 104.
• Saturday, Nov. 21 – The effort will wrap up at the Southern Miss vs. Tulsa football game. All fans are encouraged to bring canned goods to the drop-off location at the corner of Black and Gold Blvd. and Golden Eagle Avenue. Collection will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end 30 minutes before kickoff.
• Monday, Nov. 23 – The canned goods weigh-in begins at 1:30 p.m. Distribution to centers benefitting will begin immediately.
For more information call Lauren Hillman at 601.266.5472 or Joshua Duplantis at 601.266,6467.
Representatives from the Southern Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Office of Community Service Learning, Residence Hall Association and Greek Life met with Southern Miss President Martha Saunders Wednesday, as she signed a Proclamation designating the week of Nov. 16-21, 2009 as “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week. From left are Brandon Dobson, Greek Life graduate assistant; Kelley Rooney, SAAC president and cross country student-athlete; Terrance Pope, Southern Miss football player; Saunders, Kristen Chodrick, RHA director; and Greg Gandy, Student United Way president. (Southern Miss photo by Steve Rouse)
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