GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota student-athletes have begun collecting non-perishable food items as part of the annual Summit League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) initiative known as the “Food Fight Challenge.”
The league-wide community service project challenges each Summit League school to host a food drive during select Summit League games. Fans can bring their non-perishable food items to those select events or to the main athletics office in the Hyslop Sports Center. All items will be donated to both the Grand Forks Salvation Army and UND’s Food Pantry.
Donations can also be made online at YouGiveGoods.com/undfoodfight.
UND will host two separate food drives during the 2018-19 academic year. The current fall drive will run through Nov. 3, while the spring collection will take place from Jan. 9 to Jan. 15.
Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of their sales on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. and Hornbacher’s and Applebee’s will do the same on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Customers simply have to mention to their server that they are supporting UND’s Food Fight.
Below are the home events to which fans may bring their non-perishable food items:
Fall Collection: Oct.28 – Nov. 3
10/28 – Women’s Basketball vs Bemidji State
10/30 – Women’s Basketball vs Minnesota Crookston
10/31 - SAAC Halloween Bash
11/1 - Volleyball vs Western Illinois
11/2 - UND Fan Luncheon
11/2 - Hockey vs Wisconsin
11/3 - Volleyball vs Purdue Fort Wayne
11/3 - Hockey vs Wisconsin
Spring Collection: Jan. 9 – Jan. 15
1/9 – Women’s Basketball vs Omaha
1/10 – Men’s Basketball vs Omaha
1/11 - UND Fan Luncheon
1/11 - Hockey vs Colorado College
1/12 – Men’s Basketball vs Western Illinois
1/12 - UND-SDSU Track & Field Dual Meet
1/12 – Hockey vs. Colorado College
1/13 – Women’s Basketball vs Western Illinois