TSU Athletic Department Has Successful Can Food Drive
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nashville, Tenn. --- Tennessee State University student athletes, coaches, and administrators chipped in to help with the annual Ohio Valley Conference Can Food Drive.


The drive, spearheaded by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, collected over 200 canned goods, 25 boxes of macaroni and cheese, 12 family size boxes of spaghetti, 60 pounds of rice, 50 pounds or sugar, and 250 bags of tea. Items such as paper plates (500), napkins (500), and cutleries (250) were also donated.


“This community service project serves as our opportunity to “make a difference” in the TSU Community.” commented SWA and SAAC Advisor Valencia Jordan.


The items received from the Can Food Drive were used to assist the Samaritan Ministries, a charitable agency located two blocks from the TSU campus.  Student athletes, coaches and administrators gathered Thursday morning to load up and deliver the goods to the Samaritan Ministries building.


Each athletic program was asked to donate a specific item.


 “Football had 120 cans of green beans stacked up outside my office first thing Monday,” said Jordan, “That was a huge indication of how successful this effort would be.”