January 31, 2012

CCAA SAAC to Sponsor Second Annual Canned Food Drive in February

WALNUT CREEK – The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will sponsor the second annual 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 5-12: 
Cal State East Bay, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State San Bernardino, 
February 13-19: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State L.A., UC San Diego
February 16-23: San Francisco State
February 20-26: Cal State Stanislaus, Chico State, Humboldt State, Sonoma State