Despite facing the upcoming, highly anticipated National Championship game Monday, LSU and Clemson alumni and staff are setting their rivalry aside and uniting to help feed the hungry.
Around 100 volunteers representing both universities will feed people Saturday at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, according to LSU Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard.
Volunteers aim to repackage more than two tons of locally grown rice donated by Falcon Rice of Crowley into household-size bags, which will be distributed to community food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, hospitals and schools, Ballard wrote.
LSU Alumni Engagement and Marketing Senior Director Sally Stiel said her group is excited to be involved in this volunteer effort.
“LSU fans are some of the most passionate college fans around, so it’s only fitting that we put that passion to work for a good cause,” Stiel said. “We are all Tigers, and on Saturday we’re all on the same team.”