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Beat Hunger in the Midlands!


Beat Hunger in the Midlands!

November 6 – 12, 2013 

Carolina Dining by Sodexo and the University of South Carolina community is rallying students, faculty, staff and the University community to beat hunger in the midlands.  A series of events will be held during the week to collect cans and money to buy food for Harvest Hope of the Midlands.


Give a Helping Hand with $1.00 donation

Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 15.

Carolina Dining/Sodexo is giving a hand to South Carolinians in need.  All on-campus dining locations will be selling “Helping Hands” for $1.00 to help raise money for Harvest Hope. 


Faculty and Staff - We need you!

It's sometimes difficult for students to have canned goods on hand to donate, so we are putting a special call out to Faculty and Staff of the university to help support this important food drive.  Please drop off canned goods this week and make an impact!


Collection bins will be located in the Russell House Grand Market Place and Gamecock Park, the Greek Village Chi Psi House, USC Police Department, Strom Wellness Center Lobby, 1600 Hampton Street Administration Building, the Dodie Athletic Academic Center, the Rice Athletic Administration building and Transportation Services through 10 am on November 12, 2013.  Or drop off your canned goods at the USC bus during the Beat Hunger!  Beat Florida!  Pep Rally at the Russell House on Tuesday, November 12!


Stuff A Bus

We need faculty, staff and students to "stuff it" ... a bus that is!  Chi Psi fraternity, the Athletic Department and the Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services will sponsor the "Stuff A Bus" to beat hunger campaign.  A University of South Carolina bus will be in front of the Russell House on Tuesday, November 12.  All food items collected during the week will go on the bus.  The goal is to fill one bus ... or maybe even more ... with canned goods for Harvest Hope.  On Tuesday, November at 1:00 pm at the conclusion of the BEAT HUNGER PEP rally, led by Cocky, University Officials and the Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services staff, Chi Psi fraternity will caravan to Harvest Hope.


Greeks Beat Hunger

Chi Psi fraternity will sponsor a collection site in front of their house in the Greek Village from November 6 – 12, 2013 .  Cans will be collected until 10 am on November 12, so bring canned goods and help fill empty stomachs.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Join us for the Beat Hunger Pep Rally sponsored by Carolina Dining by Sodexo on Greene Street from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.  Bring five (5) cans or $5.00 (Cash, CarolinaCash, Credit Cards) and receive five tickets to either purchase lunch in the Grand Market Place, Russell House, first floor, or participate in the BEAT HUNGER carnival games where you can win prizes, prizes, prizes including a BEAT FLORIDA t-shirt.  Carnival games include football toss by Coca Cola, Wheel of Fortune, and Corn Hole by Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union, and General Mills ducks in the pond, milk bottle toss, and more.  Join Cocky and other surprise visitors in the University's BEAT HUNGER PEP RALLY.


If you would like further information or if your department wants to participate, please call Continuing Education and Conferences at  803-777-9444.  Thank you!


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