A total of 313 alumni in 15 cities from coast to coast signed up to assist food banks, animal shelters, meals on wheels programs and other nonprofit organizations during the “SMU Stampede of Service,” the second annual SMU alumni national service day, in November. Chapters in Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Fort Worth; Houston; Los Angeles; New Orleans; Orange County; California; Salt Lake City; St. Louis and Washington, D.C., participated. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York City chapter postponed its service day. Locally, members of the Black Alumni of SMU, SMU Hispanic Alumni and the SMU Military Alumni chapters joined other Dallas alumni in filling two shifts at the North Texas Food Bank distribution center. Volunteers sorted and packed 29,057 pounds of food, enough for 24,215 meals.