This fall, six area Atlantic Coast Conference alumni clubs – representing Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech – will partner together for the second year in a row to combat hunger in New Orleans. Launching this week at each of our respective game watch parties, the ACC Food Fight is a mock competition designed to collect more than 1,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Here’s some figurative food for thought: more than 50% of New Orleans residents are below the poverty line. One in eight people in Louisiana struggle with hunger. But there are more than 1,000 ACC alumni and fans in our area, and together we can make a difference.
Just a few dry food or canned good items can help feed a family as we approach Thanksgiving. We’re all fortunate enough to call New Orleans home – let’s be part of what continues to make it so wonderful. Last year we collected 800 pounds of food – let’s exceed that this fall!
How can you help? Bring canned goods and dry food items to every game watch and club event between now and Saturday, November 17.
Our goal? To collect 1,000 lbs. of food to make a difference in our community.
Can’t make it to a game watch? Join us at the FSU-Maryland game watch on Saturday, November 17 at at the Down the Hatch.
Questions? E-mail the appropriate contact person listed below.
Clemson: Miles Thomas email@example.com
Duke: David Bowser firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida State: Cait Gladow email@example.com
North Carolina: Annie Bachrach firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia: Sarah Lundin email@example.com
Virginia Tech: Brian St. George firstname.lastname@example.org