The UCF community will give back to the Central Florida community on Nov. 16.
Pack to Attack Hunger – a partnership involving the UCF Student Government Association, UCF Alumni, UCF Fraternity and Sorority Life, UCF Athletics and Feeding Children Everywhere – will be held at the UCF Venue. The partners in this event have a lofty goal: more than one million meals for children in the Central Florida region.
The food insecurity rate in Florida is 19.2 percent and rising. By participating in Pack to Attack Hunger, the UCF community will be helping those affected by the hunger epidemic in their area. The hand-packaged meals put together during the Pack to Attack Hunger event will be distributed to public schools’ crisis food pantries.
“UCF Athletics is proud to be part of Pack to Attack Hunger,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury said. “This is another great opportunity for our student-athletes and our staff to get involved and make a difference in our community.”
“The University of Central Florida Student Government Association is excited to be part of this initiative, because it is a great opportunity to see our UCF community work together toward helping out those who are in need,” UCF SGA Athletics and Traditions Coordinator Blake Warfield said. “I am looking forward to giving a helping hand at accomplishing our goal.”
“Our fraternity and sorority members are so excited to see Pack to Attack Hunger grow immensely within just one year,” said Panhellenic Vice President of Community Involvement Katie Clinger, a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. “We are looking forward to bringing the UCF community together all for the same great cause.”
Volunteers for the event will work in four one-hour shifts, in an assembly-line setup to systematically pack meals for children who are food insecure.
More than 3,000 volunteers will be needed to make the Pack to Attack Hunger event a success. Each volunteer is being asked to raise $25 toward the project. Volunteer sign-up and donation forms can be found at https://www.feedingchildreneverywhere.com/ucf/.