Faculty, staff, and student-athletes volunteer on their day off for this worthy cause

Monday, January 18, may be a national holiday, but not for some faculty, staff and student-athletes at BPCC. They are volunteering on their day off to package meals as part of Feed SBC, an event led by volunteers in the Shreveport-Bossier City community to package 120,000 meals for the hungry in Northwest Louisiana and beyond.

Feed SBC is an event organized by Numana, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity formed as an international hunger relief organization. Numana facilitates food packaging events across the nation where hundreds to thousands of volunteers come to serve in an assembly line fashion packaging simple, nutritious meals. Meals consist of rice, soy protein, freeze-dried pinto beans and a blend of vitamins and minerals targeted to help the immune system of malnourished people. These ingredients are measured into bags, weighed, sealed, boxed, and prepared for shipment at our events. Since its inception, Numana has packaged over 34 million meals from coast to coast with the help of over 189,000 volunteers.

BPCC is one of two host packaging sites in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Volunteers will gather for 2 shifts (9:30am-11:00am or 11:00am-12:30pm) in BPCC’s Emmett E. Cope Student Services Center (Building F), 6220 E. Texas St, Bossier City, LA.

BPCC’s Athletic Director John Rennie, who brought this event to the College, says this is a great event for BPCC’s student-athletes to participate. “At BPCC, we stress the importance of citizenship and community service. Volunteering at events like Feed SBC gives our student-athletes the opportunity to give back to the community. ”

To volunteer at the BPCC location, visit http://numanainc.com/feed-sbc-bossier-registration .
For more information on Numana, visit www.numanainc.com or contact Lindsay Brown at lindsaybrown@numanainc.com .