SHAW ATHLETICS AND STUDENT-ATHLETES LEND A HAND WITH BREAD FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

SHAW ATHLETICS AND STUDENT-ATHLETES LEND A HAND WITH BREAD FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Saturday, June 16, several members of the Department of Athletics at Shaw University participated in providing meals for residents in the Wake and Nash County areas North Carolina at the Zebulon Boys and Girls Club.

 

Shaw athletics joined over 30 volunteers to help the Bread for Life of America Inc. provide neighbors to access and availability to healthy food and community resources.

 

"It is very rewarding to see our department and some of our student-athletes work together to advance Shaw Athletics' mission of service and helping others," said Director of Athletics, Dr. Alfonza Carter.

 

Bread for Life of America, Inc. (B4L) is a non-profit organization established in 2009 by Shaw head men's basketball coach Joel Hopkins and his wife Gia Hopkins, for the specific purpose of eliminating hunger through community based collaborative service, research, and mentoring of the general public.

 

Since 2014, B4L has provided over 308,100 meals to the residents of Wake and Nash counties in North Carolina through our monthly mobile food market. Its commitment is to help improve the welfare of rural areas in America by serving free non-perishable and perishable items and teaching the importance of healthy eating.

 

The monthly food market is open every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Zebulon Boys & Girls Club (1320 Shepard School Road, Zebulon, N.C. 27597).

 

For more information about Bread for Life of America, please visit http://www.breadforlifeofamerica.org/#

 

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