Giving back to the community they live in



foodbank volunteering7

foodbank volunteering6Talking about everything from offensive plays to their latest biology tests, more than 20 members of the Missouri men’s lacrosse team worked together separating bulk-loaded frozen pizza quesadillas into packages of eight individual pieces. By the end of their time more than 100 cases of food, likely headed to a mid-Missouri school for lunches, had been packaged.

Every year the team participates in a volunteering effort and this is the second time this semester that the team has volunteered at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, located in Columbia. The team members have found that working to benefit others feels good. They know that their efforts have value and many people will benefit directly from the work they put in. They’ve also found it to be a very good off-field bonding opportunity.

So far this semester the team has put in more than 90 hours of work. If the Food Bank had to pay for that work it would have cost more than $660.

The team will be hitting the books for the final two weeks of classes. The spring season begins on Saturday, Feb. 15 against Ole Miss and Sunday, Feb. 16 at Kentucky. Both games are in Oxford, Miss.