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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The USA South Athletic Conference's "Cans Across the Conference" initiative recently came to a close as the 19 conference member institutions collected cans and other non-perishable items at their school to benefit a local charity. The drive is put on by campus Student Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) across the conference.
Covenant and its Student Athlete Advisory Committee collected a record number of food items in the challenge. The SAAC leadership of volleyball senior Schuyler Moore, women's soccer junior Rachel Lemay, and baseball junior Jonah Carignan helped lead the initiative on campus that produced over 600 canned goods. All items will be donated to the Chattanooga-area Food Bank.
Overall, the USA South institutions collected 52,456 items this fall which is the second-highest total in competition history. Over the 14-year history of the program, USA South institutions have donated 441,722 items to various organizations.
Below is a list of the local organizations where the USA South institutions donated their collections:
Agnes Scott College: Decatur, Georgia Emergency Assistance Ministry.
Averett University: God's Storehouse Food Bank of Danville, Virginia.
Berea College: Berea, Kentucky-Area Food Bank.
Brevard College: Brevard, North Carolina Bread of Life Soup Kitchen.
Covenant College: Chattanooga, Tennessee-Area Food Bank.
Ferrum College: St. James Methodist Church of Ferrum, Virginia.
Greensboro College: Urban Ministry of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Huntingdon College: Montgomery, Alabama-Area Food Bank.
LaGrange College: Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in LaGrange, Georgia.
Mary Baldwin University: Blue Ridge, Virginia-Area Food Bank.
Maryville College: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.
Meredith College: Raleigh, North Carolina Rescue Mission.
Methodist University: Fayetteville, North Carolina Urban Ministry Food Bank.
N.C. Wesleyan College: Rocky Mount, North Carolina Peacemakers Family Center.
Salem College: Shalom Project of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Piedmont College: Cornelia, Georgia Soup Kitchen.
Wesleyan College: Loaves & Fishes Ministry of Macon, Georgia.
William Peace University: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
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