KCC basketball collects 229 pounds of food for Food Bank

KCC student-athletes pose with food donated for the Food Bank.

Kellogg Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams collected a combined total of 229 pounds of food for donation to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan last month.

The collection was held as part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s conference-wide Hunger Games campaign. As part of the campaign, conference colleges accepted donations of nonperishable food items or money on behalf of their men’s and women’s basketball teams to be donated to area food banks. The KCC campaign culminated with the basketball teams’ home games against Ancilla College on Monday, Jan. 20.

“We want to thank the Kellogg Community College men and women’s basketball team members and their friends and family for making the food drive a success,” said Miller Building Coordinator Sharon Powell.

In addition to competing against other teams in the MCCAA to see who could raise the most food, KCC’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were competing against each other. The women’s team collected 153 pounds of food to the men’s team’s 76 pounds of food, winning a team pizza party for the Lady Bruins.

The MCCAA competition is ongoing.

For more information about KCC athletics, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics.

The above photo is courtesy of Sharon Powell.

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