ELON, N.C. – The Elon Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be hosting its fifth annual food drive beginning on Wednesday, April 19 through Tuesday, April 25. The project not only provides an opportunity for student-athletes to compete in a non-athletic realm across campuses, it also allows institutions to address the need for donated food throughout their communities in an effort to stop hunger. With the help of Elon’s Campus Kitchen, Elon’s SAAC will donate all food and monetary gifts collected to Allied Churches of Alamance County.
SAAC members will be on hand at the following home events to collect nonperishable food items and monetary donations.
Wednesday, April 19
Softball vs. UNCG – 5 p.m.
Friday, April 21
Baseball vs. Delaware – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 22
Baseball vs. Delaware – 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 23
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Hofstra – 12 p.m.
Baseball vs. Delaware – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25th
Softball vs. North Carolina A&T – 5 p.m.
The first couple of fans who bring food or monetary donations to home games will receive coupons for Krispy Kreme donuts and individuals can also donate online by visiting the following website: https://yougivegoods.com/drive-elonuniversity.
Fans who bring food items to the Elon baseball games this weekend versus Delaware, will receive $1 off the price of admission for every item donated. With tickets at $5 – five nonperishable food items will waive the price of a ticket.
Bins will also be placed in Koury Athletic Center and Alumni Field House during the dates of April 19th – 25th for donations at any time throughout the week.
Allied Churches most current donation needs include:
Breakfast items – grits, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, granola bars, etc.
Pasta – boxed, any type
Peanut butter – any brand and size
Fruit – canned
Monetary donations will be accepted and converted into pounds of food at a consistent rate as well.