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The University of South Carolina is fighting Hunger One can at a time with the


November 10 -12, the University of South Carolina community is rallying students, faculty, staff and the University community to beat hunger in the midlands.  A series of events will be held during the week to collect cans for Harvest Hope of the Midlands.


Give a Helping Hand with $1.00 donation

November 9-12, 2009 Carolina Dining is giving a hand to South Carolinians in need.  All on-campus dining locations will be selling “Helping Hands” for $1.00 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 “Hand” will be hung in the cafés until Tuesday, 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 dollars feeds 10 people and all proceeds will go to Harvest Hope of the Midlands.


King of the Cans

November 4-12, 2009 The Residence Hall Association of the University of South Carolina 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 captures this year’s title of “King of the Cans” … stay tuned!

Fresh Approach to Beat Hunger

November 10, 2009
Farmers Market – The University of South Carolina will host the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market on Tuesday, November 10 from 10 am to 2 pm. The market will take place on Davis Field (grassy area between the Russell House and the Library). The market is a cash and carry process; 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 bring a can with you to the farmers market to donate to Harvest Hope (fresh produce is also accepted)!


Stuff A Bus

Stuff A Bus We want faculty, staff and students to “stuff it” … a bus that is!  Chi Psi fraternity, Student Government, and the Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services will sponsor the “Stuff A Bus” to beat hunger campaign.  A University of South Carolina bus will be parked in front of the Russell House November 10-12.  All food items collected during the week will go on the bus.  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 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.   On Thursday, November 12, University Transportation 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 pm at the conclusion of the BEAT HUNGER PEP rally, the busses lead by Cocky and University Officials will caravan to Harvest Hope.


Greeks Beat Hunger

November 10-12, 2009
Chi Psi fraternity will sponsor a collection site in front of their house in the Greek Village Tuesday, Nov 10 – 12, 2009.  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 on November 12.



November 10, 2009
Fueling Up for the Future: Project 2015 – The University’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its commitment to have all University vehicles operating on alternate fuel by 2015.  In conjunction with the Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, 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 to Greene Street in front of the Russell House to take a peek at the future, enjoy the 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, 2009
Carolina Productions continues its Wacky Wednesday.  Bring a canned good to put in the bin next to “Stuff a Bus” on Greene Street – what a wacky way to beat hunger. It gets even better as Barnes and Noble University Bookstore is offering a 5% discount off a clothing or giftware item for every can you bring in, up to 20%.



November 12 – Join us for the Beat Hunger Pep Rally sponsored by Carolina Dining on Greene Street from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.  Bring five (5) cans or $5.00 (Cash, CarolinaCash, Credit Cards) and receive five tickets to either purchase lunch in the Grand Market Place, Russell House, first floor, or participate in the BEAT HUNGER carnival games where you can win prizes, prizes, prizes including a camo BEAT FLORIDA long-sleeve t-shirt.  Carnival games include ring toss by Coca Cola, Wheel of Fortune by Carolina Alumni, and Golf Putt by Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union, Alligator Toss, Quarterback throw, and ducks in pond, musical chairs, beanbag toss, Gamecock tattoos, Barnes & Noble University Bookstore Milk Bottle bowling and more.  Join Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley and her players and 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.


If you would like further information or if your department wants to participate, please call Continuing Education and Conferences at  803-777-3330.


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