UA National Collegiate Leadership Conference to Repack Rice for Community Food Bank

The University of Arizona National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) will take time from their activities on Saturday, February 20, 2010 to help repack approximately 30,000 pounds of rice for the Community Food Bank.

The National Collegiate Leadership Conference runs from February 19 – 21, 2010 at the University of Arizona. 600 participants are expected to join this conference-wide service project. All participants are encouraged to participate in one large-scale event together. The repacking will take place on Saturday, February 20th in the four side ballrooms at the Student Union Memorial Center at the U of A (2nd and Mountain Avenue) from 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM. The rice will come in fifty pound bags and be repacked by the participants into one pound bags. The smaller bags will then become part of the food bank’s TEFAP Food Box Program and be distributed to local families.

The National Collegiate Leaderships Conference is a student run nonprofit organization that brings together students and leaders from diverse backgrounds to learn leadership skills, cultivate social responsibility, break down leadership barriers and to adopt leadership as a way of life.

“This volunteer project will provide rice to 30,000 local families in need,” said Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO. “We are grateful the NCLC Conference representatives at the University of Arizona chose the Community Food Bank for this important project.”

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