Student-athletes to conduct food drive Nov. 14-18


The Marshall Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has announced food drive activities beginning Nov. 14, all benefiting the Marshall University Food Pantry.

The Marshall SAAC will collect canned food, non-perishable food items, and donations at the Marshall-Rice football game on Nov. 15 and at men’s basketball games Nov. 14, Nov. 16 and Nov. 18. All those who donate will receive a coupon for $5 off a ticket purchased for that game. Also, fans who donate a canned food item at the Nov. 18 basketball game will also get a free serving of popcorn, courtesy of Sodexo. Fans also may donate online at yougivegoods.com/products-3477.

Additionally, the committee will host the first-ever Herd Hunger Games on the Memorial Student Center Plaza Tuesday, Nov. 18. The festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open for students to participate. Games will include corn hole, arm wrestling a student-athlete and the opportunity to throw a pie at a professor or administrator.

Local elementary schools have also been contacted to participate in a competition to raise the most food.

The drive is a part of Conference USA’s “Let’s SAAC Hunger” campaign, where each league school works with the local community to conduct a campus-wide food drive.