On November 4, Tau Sigma Honor Society started their annual Second Harvest Can Food Drive.
Tau Sigma is an academic honor society that specifically recognizes and promotes academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. In order to be invited, transfer students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher their first semester. Through the honor society, transfer students can gain many social and service opportunities.
For their food drive, they are currently collecting canned foods that are most needed by the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Second Harvest currently needs canned meats (chicken, turkey, ham, beef stew), canned vegetables (beans, corn, potatoes), canned fish (tuna, mackerel, salmon), canned fruits (pears, apples, peaches) and canned soup.
The organization chose to work with Second Harvest Food Bank because they believe it is a great organization which donates to people in various countries.
Jessie Craig, president of Tau Sigma says, “I am very excited about this year’s can food drive. Knowing that the canned goods we collect will be going to hungry families and individuals is very heartwarming.”
Also, Tau Sigma works closely and volunteers with the food bank often to do their part in ending hunger.
In order to encourage members of Tau Sigma to donate, the organization is offering a $15 gift card to the member who donates the most cans, although anyone can donate into the various red boxes around campus. Those boxes are located in EPIC, the Student Union, COED, Friday and Fretwell.
Last year, Sigma Tau collected 102 cans of food, and hopes to surpass that number this year.
For more information about the drive, visit: https://campusevents.uncc.edu/second-harvest-food-bank-can-drive.