Sophomore Jessica Macaluso and Cassie Braz assemble boxes during the team's visit
Feb. 4, 2013
On Saturday, January 26 the Siena College women's tennis team visited the Northeast Regional Food Bank in what has become in annual tradition of giving back to the community. During that visit the team took a guided tour of the facilities and learned how the facility functions day to day, and then helped stock the warehouse.
"It was a very gratifying day," head coach Andy Christodoulou said. "We worked shoulder to shoulder with some other groups and made new friends."
The Food Bank collects large donations of food and distributes it to charitable agencies serving the hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. The Food Bank provides over 25 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.
The women's tennis team's responsibility was to get frozen meat from the walk-in freezer and separate it based on type (beef, pork, chicken, etc) in boxes of 40-pounds per box. These boxes were then shipped to various soup kitchens and other agencies that feed the hungry.