CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern volleyball team took time out of their preseason schedule to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank on Wednesday morning, helping out the organization by packing food into backpacks and making boxes for distribution throughout the Lowcountry.
The Bucs primarily helped in the process of packing and loading bags for the Lowcountry Food Bank's Backpack Buddies program, which provides nutritious, high quality food and easy-to-prepare meals for children at risk for weekend hunger.
CSU also spent time helping out in packing, moving and loading boxes that the Food Bank distributes throughout the community to schools and churches. These boxes will be used for various programs including the Kids Café and the School Pantry programs throughout the Lowcountry.
Head Coach Christy Mooberry was thankful for the opportunity to help out with Lowcountry Food Bank, and pleased to see how her players stepped up and performed the various tasks assigned throughout the morning.
"We had a great time helping out and we're really thankful they let us come in and spend a whole morning working with them," commented Mooberry. "It was fun to see the players take initiative and be excited about helping out. They took charge and constantly switched out and just worked hard as a team throughout the whole morning and it was great to see."
"This morning was great" said Walker. "Any opportunity we get to go out into the community and make a difference is something that's really going to help us grow as a team and grow as a school. It's a great experience and I know we all had so much fun this morning and I'd love to do it every day if I could. It was definitely an awesome experience and something everyone should go out and do at least once in their life."
"I've helped out with food banks back home in Colorado and it was good to see how they help out in different places across the country," Klein said. "I knew we had to take the lead as a team and we all stepped up into different roles to keep everything going smoothly. It was a great team setting and was fun to give back to the community. Plus, it's always great to work with food, because I love food."
For more information about how to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank, or to help out with their various programs including the Backpack Buddies, Kids Café and School Pantry programs, visit www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.