Bryant Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama holds 101,821 boisterous fans and is the fifth largest stadium in the United States. That's why when Casey Rogers, Deputy Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association at the University of Alabama and member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, recently told me about their gameday food donation program, I was both excited and impressed.
Here is her story...
"5th Quarter is a food donation program that was started at The University of Alabama this past fall in hopes of giving back to the citizens of Tuscaloosa. The program was founded by two greek chapters on campus and has since seen remarkable results. Members of founding chapters, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, participate each gameday in the collection of leftover food prepared in the South and North Zones of Bryant Denny Stadium.Alabama's winning football team isn't the only one with outstanding gameday statistics this season. In just its first season, 5th Quarter donated a total of 10,735 pounds of food to the West Alabama Food Bank, which provided over 13,000 meals to those who need them the most.This project has been a true team effort that has and will affect the lives of thousands of people in west Alabama. Additionally, the 5th Quarter project is happy to announce that its efforts will now be extending to Coleman Coliseum during The University of Alabama's basketball season this Spring."
The efforts of these students are making a huge difference in their community. Thank you and congratulations!