Courtesy: America East Communications

#AEFoodFrenzy Continues Making a Difference in AE Communities This Spring

Release: 04/05/2017

BOSTON - After collecting and donating over 7,500 food items to local food pantries in the fall, America East member institutions will again participate in the #AEFoodFrenzy this spring with events slated to begin this week.

In its second year, the #AEFoodFrenzy is a conference-wide community service initiative designed to promote cohesion between America East’s member institutions while also providing significant donations to several charities in campus communities. The initiative is a competitive and collaborative food drive organized by the conference’s Student-Athlete-Advisory Committee (SAAC).

#AEFoodFrenzy events will take place April 7-15 at one athletic contest on each of the conference's nine campuses. In those designated games, the home team will donate one box of their collected goods to the away team to be donated to their charity of choice. 

#AEFoodFrenzy Spring Events
Friday, April 7
UMBC at New Hampshire - women's lacrosse, 12 p.m.

Saturday, April 8
Albany at UMass Lowell - softball, 1 p.m. (DH)
Binghamton at Stony Brook - women's lacrosse, 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 9
Hartford at Maine - softball, 11 a.m. (exchange will take place at Hartford)

Wednesday, April 12
Albany at Binghamton - softball, 1 p.m. (DH)

Friday, April 14
Stony Brook at Vermont - women's lacrosse, 4 p.m. 

Saturday, April 15
UMBC at Albany - softball, 12 p.m. (DH)
UMass Lowell at Hartford - men's lacrosse, 1 p.m.
Binghamton at UMBC - men's lacrosse, 7 p.m.

Benefitting Food Pantries
Albany –Regional Food Bank of Northeastern, NY
Binghamton – Bear Necessities Pantry
Hartford – Food Share of Bloomfield, CT
Maine – Black Bear Exchange
UMBC – Maryland Food Bank
UMass Lowell – UMass Lowell Navigators Food Pantry
New Hampshire – Cornucopia Food Pantry
Stony Brook – Stony Brook University On-Campus Food Pantry
Vermont – Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf

In addition to the campus events, donations will be accepted online via You Give Goods through May 26. Since its inception in the fall of 2015, the #AEFoodFrenzy has resulted in over 15,000 food items being donated to local food pantries.

The #AEFoodFrenzy reflects the missions of both the America East SAAC and the conference at large. The America East Conference and all its members are dedicated to impacting, engaging and growing a community that reflects the values and convictions of the conference.

Follow America East’s social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout the year for #AEFoodFrenzy photos, video and other news and use the #AEFoodFrenzy, #AESAAC and #3Pillars hashtags to get involved in the conversation

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