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Conference USA 'Let's SAAC Hunger' Program Collects 33 Tons Of Food

Go smu! Conference USA 'Let's SAAC Hunger' Program Collects 33 Tons Of Food
Go smu!
Conference USA 'Let's SAAC Hunger' Program Collects 33 Tons Of Food
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Jan. 25, 2013

IRVING (C-USA/SMU) - As part of Conference USA's "Let's SAAC Hunger" initiative, SMU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) collected over 1,500 canned goods and $1,300 during this year's drive, accounting for over 5,000 meals or 9,406 pounds, all of which benefitted the North Texas Food Bank.

Each C-USA school worked within its respective communities to conduct a campus-wide canned food drive for one week during the fall semester, and each institution selected a local food bank to receive their donations. All monetary donations were converted into pounds for the competition. Conference-wide, more than 33 tons of food (66,375.44 pounds) were collected, which equates to more than 55,000 meals. The total was an increase of more than 6,000 pounds from a year ago.

SMU collected over three times last year's totals (2,864.74) and finished in third place behind Tulsa and Memphis. Ten C-USA schools collected more than 2,000 pounds of food donations during their drive week.

For more information about SMU's SAAC click here.

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