Southern Miss Athletics Announces SAAC Annual `Let's sack Hunger Week' Plans

Nov. 12, 2009

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Office of Community Service Learning, along with RHA, Greek Life, the Office of Student Activities and the Leadership and Management course would like to announce Let's SAAC Hunger Week as November 16-21st.

As part of the Conference-USA initiative to unite all member institutions through conference-wide community outreach, SAAC and OCSL are inviting all student groups and alumni to participate. Let's SAAC Hunger Week will be an exciting week of activities and opportunities for the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg community to fight hunger in our area.

The organizations that will benefit from the canned food drive will be Christian Services and the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. The winning institution will be determined by the weight of the canned goods donated. Join us in our efforts to SAAC Hunger!

Representatives from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Office of Community Service Learning, RHA and Greek Life met with Southern Miss President, Dr. Martha Saunders on Wednesday, as she signed a Proclamation designating the week of November 16-21, 2009 as Let's SAAC Hunger Week, as part of the Conference-USA initiative to unite all member institutions through conference-wide community outreach, SAAC and OCSL are inviting all student groups and alumni to participate.

Listed below are important dates and details for Let's SAAC Hunger Week:

Monday - Friday, Nov. 16-21st -Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring canned goods during business hours to the Office of Community Service Learning, which is located in the Hub, Room 104.

Saturday, Nov. 21st - Let's SAAC Hunger Week will wrap up at the Southern Miss vs. Tulsa football game. We are encouraging all fans to bring canned goods to the drop-off location (which will be a designated parking place), located at the corner of Black and Gold Blvd. and Golden Eagle Avenue. Collection will begin at 2:30 pm and will end 30 minutes prior to kick-off.

Monday, Nov. 23rd - Monday at noon we will wrap up the Let's SAAC Hunger Week with the canned goods weigh-in beginning at 1:30pm. Distribution to centers benefitting will begin immediately.

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

-southernmiss.com

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