CCAA SAAC to Sponsor Canned Food Drives During Month of February

WALNUT CREEK – The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will sponsor canned food drives at all 12 member institutions during the month of February.

Each institution’s SAAC will be holding a canned food drive to support a food bank in its campus city. The SAAC is encouraging members of each college community to bring canned goods to a designated drop-off point on campus.

“The purpose of the CCAA Canned Food Drive is to both collect canned goods and raise awareness to the prevalence of hunger in our communities," CCAA Commissioner Robert J. Hiegert said. “With that in mind, each SAAC will become informed about hunger in its community, and conducting awareness-raising events is in integral component.”

During the academic year, each campus SAAC works to support community and campus programs and projects. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Foundation are among the national charitable organizations SAAC has partnered with.

“The CCAA and its membership continue to be impressed by the vision, leadership, and community service shown by the SAAC on each campus,” Hiegert said. “ These student-athletes work hard to support their communities and to be productive and caring community members. It is a tremendous group of which we are very proud.”

The following is schedule of when each campus will hold its canned food drive:

February 7-12: 
Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino and UC San Diego
February 14-19: Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State Stanislaus, Chico State and San Francisco State
February 18-24: Cal State L.A.
February 21-26: Cal State East Bay, Humboldt State and Sonoma State