In the 24 hours leading up to the Super Bowl the Omicron-Epsilon Chapter at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY fasted and collected food items to donate to Island Harvest during their 12th annual “Super Hungerfest.”
“We fast to kind of emulate and have everyone experience hunger because that’s exactly what we’re doing here. We’re fighting hunger,” said Matthew Dolan, Grand Procurator (via Fios1 News, Long Island)
Fasting is only part of the effort. In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the Chapter has a door to door food drive, along with enlisting help from local supermarkets and other businesses, an online fundraiser. Also, hosting a Kick-Off Party asking the attendees to bring nonperishable food items.
In the 12 years of hosting this event, the Chapter has collected 20,000 pounds of food and raised over $10,000 for the food bank.
Kappa Sigma is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. It is this commitment that has provided the inspiration and vision for A Greater Cause – the Fraternity’s bold initiative to promote volunteerism, citizenship, and service to the community. During the 2015-2017 biennium, Kappa Sigma members raised more than $6.7 million for charity and volunteered over 1.4 million hours of community service as part of the initiative.