November 5, 2004 - by
Student-Athletes Strive to Make a Difference in Hurricane Relief
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army on Saturday, November 6, 2004, prior to the Florida State vs. Duke Football game during Homecoming Weekend. The event, taking place between 9:30-11:00 a.m., will be located on Langford Green, outside of Doak Campbell Stadium at University Center C.

The main purpose of the food drive is to benefit the members of the southeast region directly impacted by the four land falling hurricanes that struck several areas of Florida during the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane season. The volunteers working the event are accepting donations to help restock the depleted food supply. Items that will be collected include non-perishable canned or boxed food such as baby food, canned (pop top) food, cereal, kids food (spaghettios etc.), vegetables, boxed potatoes, canned ham, dressing mixes, tuna, peanut butter, rice, pasta, and canned juices.

The food that is collected during this event will be given to the Catholic Charities at St. Thomas Moore Church as well as the Salvation Army. St. Thomas Moore will use the food to help rebuild their food bank supply that distributes to Leon County and the eight surrounding counties.

All members of the Florida State Student Boosters will receive one point towards their points system for a donation, but all in the Florida State community and surrounding areas are encouraged to donate to make the event a success. The Garnet & Gold Girls and the Lady Spirithunters will be partnering with SAAC in running the food drive.

The Student Athlete Advisory Council, whose major purpose is to represent the body of student-athletes to the administration, is very active in the community, having registered over 4000 hours of services.

For more information, please contact the office of Student Service at (850) 644-3281.

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