As a part of the Midwest Conference Canned Food Challenge, the Lawrence University SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) is collecting canned food items as well as monetary donations to donate to Blessings in a Backpack. LU SAAC is asking for the help of staff and faculty members to help collect these items on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 11:30 a.m. Each $1 donated will count as two cans in the MWC Canned Food Challenge.
On Thursday at 11:30 a.m., SAAC members will be going door-to-door to faculty and staff offices to collect canned food items or monetary donations at the following buildings:
- Youngchild & Steitz
- Main Hall
- Admissions/Career Services
- The Conservatory
- Sampson House
If your office is not on this list or you will not be present at that time and would like to donate, please come to one of those buildings at 11:30 a.m. or drop your items off with a colleague!
Blessings in a Backpack is a program for local elementary schools who have a high number of students who are on assisted lunches or demonstrate a high need for extra food that they are unfortunately not getting at home. BIAB gives these kids backpacks of food each Friday during the school year to make sure they are getting enough to eat on the weekend. LU SAAC has already been in contact with the local BIAB chapter, and it will use the monetary donations or canned food items to help stock these backpacks at local Appleton elementary schools for students who are in need.
If you have any questions, please contact SAAC advisor Ashley Wellman (firstname.lastname@example.org).