10/11/2017 11:00:00 AM
- The Middle Tennessee Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to announce that they will be participating in the Conference USA Food Drive Challenge. Starting on Wednesday, November 1st
, the SAAC will begin taking donations of select food items during designated athletic events.
The SAAC will collect contributions through Tuesday, November 7th. The food collected will be donated to the MT Student Food Pantry and Greenhouse Ministries. For those unable to attend the designated games, food can be dropped off at the Student-Athlete Enhancement Center (SAEC), which is adjacent to the ticket office at the south end of Floyd Stadium. Food can also be dropped off at the MTSU Student Food Pantry, which is located in the MT One Stop, and the Alumni House. The donations contributed will aid MT in placing in the Conference USA Food Drive Challenge. With your help, we hope to improve upon last year's fourth place finish.
Participants can drop food donations off at the following athletic events:
Volleyball vs Austin Peay at AMG (6 PM)
Women's Basketball vs Trevecca at Murphy Center (TBA)
Men's Basketball vs Arkansas Ft. Smith at Murphy Center (TBA)
Volleyball vs WKU at AMG (1 PM)
Food items eligible for donation include canned fruit and vegetables, canned, boxed, and bottled juices, bottled water, canned tuna, pop-tarts, raisins, canned or dried beans, fruit cups, soups, canned chili, canned meats, snack packs/pouches, granola bars, rice, nuts, pudding, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, macaroni and cheese, pasta mixes, muffins, and popcorn.
For the men's and women's basketball games, the university will be running a promotion. All who bring non-perishable food items to the game, receive a voucher for a Buy 1 Get 1 ticket for the women's basketball Conference USA home opener against UAB on January 6th. For the men, bring non-perishable food items to the game and receive a voucher for a Buy 1 Get 1 ticket for the Conference USA home opener against UAB on January 6th. You must bring at least four perishable items to qualify.
"We appreciate the support from the campus and local communities. This is a great opportunity to help our Student Food Pantry as well as Greenhouse Ministries," said Todd Wyant
, Director of the Student-Athlete Enhancement Center. "As the holidays approach, the shelves need to be restocked. This is a place where any MT student can come get food. We want our students to perform to the best of their ability, and organizations such as the food pantry can help them to do just that … I would like to thank everyone in advance for their ongoing support."
Since its opening, the MT Student Food Pantry has collected over 36,000 pounds of food and 2000 students have benefited from its presence on campus. To learn more about the Student Food Pantry, please contact Becca Seul at 615.494.8910.