Greeks Help Fight Hunger
The Greeks held two events, the 5th Annual Pack to Attack and Cram the Van, to help fight hunger here at UCF and around the world.
The UCF Panhellenic Council organized the 5th Annual Pack to Attack Hunger to benefit Feeding Children Everywhere held on November 6 in The Venue UCF. The council received immense support for this cause from the UCF Greek Community, UCF Athletics, CFE Arena staff, Oviedo High School Beta Club and various UCF Registered Student Organizations.
Together they packed 161,568 meals with $28,261.61 money raised. Over the last five years, they have successfully packed 594,112 meals and have educated and empowered the community to help end hunger and make a difference around the world.
In 2016, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life initiated two student leadership programs; a Foundations of Leadership Greek class and the program Greek Ambassadors. In effort to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness by creating social change, the Greek Leadership class initiated the event Cram the Van, a food and toiletries drive to benefit UCF students via Knights Helping Knights Pantry. Their goal was to fill a van with canned goods and toiletries in one day.
The class visited Knights Pantry and learned they serve approximately 10,000 students a semester but this fall, the pantry was significantly understocked.
Knights Pantry manager Jessica Roberts, confirmed 109 lbs. of food and a plethora of toiletries, including much needed toilet paper, was collected through this creative event.