November 21, 2014  

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“Let’s SAAC Hunger” Canned Food Drives set for Nov. 12-20

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The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) at The University of Southern Mississippi are sponsoring a variety of canned food collection drives Nov. 12 -20 as part of “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week.

The Conference USA initiative unites member institutions through conference-wide community outreach, and SAAC and OCSL are inviting all student groups and alumni to participate. “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week will include activities and opportunities for members of the Southern Miss campus and Hattiesburg community to fight hunger in the area. 

Organizations benefiting from the canned food drives will be Christian Services and the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. The winning C-USA institution will be determined by the weight of the canned goods donated, and recognized in the spring by conference officials. Southern Miss has won the competition two out of the last three years.

The schedule of events for “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week include the following:

Saturday, Nov. 12– Canned goods will be collected from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at all gates of Reed Green Coliseum at the Southern Miss – Spring Hill men’s basketball game. 

Monday, Nov. 14- Canned goods will be collected from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at all gates of Reed Green Coliseum, and fans who donate a canned food item will receive $1 admission for the Lady Eagles’ home game against William Carey University.

Wednesday, Nov. 16– Canned goods will also be collected at the Lady Eagle basketball game vs. the University of Tennessee-Martin. There will be collection boxes at all gates of Reed Green Coliseum from 6:30-9 p.m.  Fans who donate a canned food item will receive $1 admission into the game

Monday - Friday, Nov. 14-18–Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring canned goods during regular business hours to the Office of Community Service Learning, located in The Hub, room 104. 

Sunday, Nov. 20 – Canned goods will be collected from 12:30-2 p.m. at the north gate of Reed Green Coliseum for the Lady Eagle volleyball game vs. the University of Houston.

For more information, call Lauren Hillman at 601.266.5472 or Joshua Duplantis at 601.266.6467.