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Conference USA "Let's SAAC Hunger" Program Collects More Than 44 Tons of Food

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 02/11/2014
Courtesy UTSA Athletics
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IRVING — UTSA collected 20,792 pounds of food during the "Let's SAAC Hunger" program, the Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) league-wide community service initiative, and UTEP won the C-USA title by collecting more than 27,000 pounds of food.

Each league school worked within their respective communities to conduct a campus-wide canned food drive for one week during the fall semester. This year, C-USA also partnered with YouGiveGoods, a for-profit company that facilitates online food drives. This partnership allowed C-USA student-athletes to reach a much larger audience. All student groups and alumni were encouraged to participate. Each institution selected a local food bank to receive their donations and the Roadrunners selected the San Antonio Food Bank.

More than 44 tons of food totaling a C-USA "Let's SAAC Hunger" record 88,5812 pounds, which equates to nearly 75,000 meals, was collected conference-wide. Ten C-USA schools collected more than 2,000 pounds of food donations during their drive week, while UTSA and Tulane collected more than seven tons of food.

The C-USA SAAC was formed in 1998. Its committee consists of 32 representatives (two from each institution) with one member serving as chair and one member as vice chair. The committee meets five times a year, including one in-person meeting.

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