SMU joins North Texas Food Bank to ‘Stampede Against Hunger’

SMU students volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank

Members of the SMU men’s and women’s basketball squads volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank on Sept. 6, 2012.

SMU students, faculty and staff will have a unique opportunity to fight regional hunger this fall through a new partnership with the North Texas Food Bank.

The “Stampede Against Hunger” will build on SMU’s strong support for NTFB, connecting campus groups already working with the food bank, as well as encouraging new types of participation for the campus and alumni community.  The “Stampede” is NTFB’s first university partnership.

“The work of the North Texas Food Bank is a vital service to hundreds of thousands of individuals and families in our community.  SMU is always proud to partner with the food bank and especially during its 30th anniversary this year,” SMU President R. Gerald Turner said.

In the coming year, the SMU community will have the opportunity to support the food bank through a variety of planned activities and will be challenged to develop others. Members of the men’s and women’s SMU basketball teams participate in a “sort-a-thon” Sept. 6 at the organization’s distribution center in southwest Dallas.

In November, the campus community and local alumni will join a brown bag campaign that challenges students to donate to NTFB the cost of the lunch they would have otherwise purchased, as well as participate in a food bank service day.

Written by Kimberly Cobb

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