University of South Carolina

Beat Hunger Campaign begins Nov. 10


The University of South Carolina is fighting hunger one can at a time with its Beat Hunger campus-wide campaign.

Students, faculty, staff, friends, and supporters are rallying together to beat hunger in the Midlands November 9-12. A series of events will be held during the week to collect cans for Harvest Hope of the Midlands. Events include:

Give a Helping Hand with $1 donation

November 9-12: Carolina Dining is giving a hand to South Carolinians in need. All on-campus dining locations will be selling "Helping Hands" for $1 to help raise money for Harvest Hope. In addition, all units will have food collection cans where you can drop off a canned good for the "Stuff a Bus" project on November 12. The "hands" will be hung in the cafés until November 10 when they will be hung on the "Stuff a Bus" parked in front of the Russell House. Buy a hand or bring a can to give a hand to neighbors in need. One dollar feeds 10 people and all proceeds will go to Harvest Hope of the Midlands.

King of the Cans

November 4-12: The Residence Hall Association at the University is having a competition to collect cans for the Beat Hunger campaign. A collection bin will be placed in a designated spot in each area so residents can drop off cans. Which area of campus will capture this year's title of "King of the Cans"?

Fresh Approach to Beat Hunger

November 10: The University's Healthy Carolina Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 10 on Davis Field, the grassy area between the Russell House and the Library. The market is cash and carry, and cash payment is due to the farmer at time of purchase. Please feel free to bring a cooler, as we will have local cheese and lamb available. In addition, Doko Farm will be there to take Thanksgiving Day orders for their local Heritage Turkeys. Collaborating with the University on the "Beat Hunger" Can Drive, the Farmers Market would appreciate it if you brought a can with you to the farmers market to donate to Harvest Hope; fresh produce is also accepted.

Stuff A Bus

November 10-12: Chi Psi fraternity, Student Government, and Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services will sponsor the "Stuff A Bus" to beat hunger. All food items collected during the week will go on a University bus, which will be parked in front of the Russell House. The goal is to fill one bus ... or maybe even more ... with canned goods for Harvest Hope. A collection bin will be located outside the bus from 9 a.m. - 4p.m. daily. On November 12, Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services staff and Chi Psi fraternity will go to the residence halls and other campus locations to pick up cans to load on the "Stuff a Bus." At 1:30 p.m., at the conclusion of the Beat Hunger pep rally, the buses led by Cocky and University officials will caravan to Harvest Hope.

Greeks Beat Hunger

November 10-12: Chi Psi fraternity will sponsor a collection site in front of their house in the Greek Village. The sorority or fraternity collecting the most canned goods during these days will receive a special prize from Chi Psi. Cans will be collected until noon November 12.

The Genesis 2015 Initiative

November 10: Fueling Up for the Future: Project 2015 is the University's commitment to have all University vehicles operating on an alternative fuel by 2015. In conjunction with the Farmer's Market November 10, the Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services will have a display and demonstration of the future of vehicular transportation at the University of South Carolina. Come take a peek into the future on Greene Street in front of the Russell House, enjoy live music, and get a free sample of Vita-Water and Vita-Water-10 from Coca Cola. One of the featured vehicles will be the "Stuff a Bus" which is collecting for the University's Beat Hunger campaign, so bring a canned good and help fill empty stomachs.

Wacky Wednesdays

November 11: Carolina Productions invites everyone to bring a canned good to put in the Student Government collection bin next to "Stuff a Bus" on Greene Street. Barnes and Noble University Bookstore is offering a five percent discount off of a clothing or giftware item for every can you bring in, up to 20 percent.

Beat Hunger! Beat Florida Pep Rally!

November 12: A Beat Hunger Pep Rally sponsored by Carolina Dining will take place 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. on Greene Street. Bring five (5) cans or $5 (cash, CarolinaCash, credit cards) and receive five tickets to either purchase lunch in the Grand Market Place, Russell House, or participate in the Beat Hunger carnival games where you can win prizes. Join Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley and her coaches, the USC pep band, cheerleaders, Cocky and surprise visitors in the University's Beat Hunger Pep Rally. Help cheer on the "Stuffed Buses" that will line up in front of the Russell House before we depart to Harvest Hope Food Bank.

For more information about the Beat Hunger campaign, call the Office of Continuing Education and Conferences at 7-3330 or go to the Beat Hunger campaign Web site at

Posted: 11/06/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 06/09/10 @ 3:48 PM | Permalink