Louisville Athletics and Kroger want UofL fans to help end hunger in our city. This Saturday, before the final home game of 2019 against Syracuse, the university and Kroger ask that fans to bring non-perishable food items to donate. These items will be distributed to both the Wayside Christian Mission and to the Cardinal Cupboard.
If you can, please help feed those less fortunate as the holiday season approaches. To learn more about how to drop off your donation, read the official press release from the university below.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Athletics and Kroger to Host Food Drive on Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville Football fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the final home game Saturday versus Syracuse. Collection bins placed outside of all entry gates. Additionally, volunteers from Wayside Christian Mission and Louisville Athletics CardsCare student-athletes will be collecting contributions in all of the parking lots from fan tailgates. All food collected will benefit Wayside Christian Mission and the Cardinal Cupboard, the university’s campus food pantry for students.
“Kroger believes that everyone deserves to have access to fresh, affordable and delicious food, no matter who you are. Our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan is our commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company by 2025. We are so incredibly thankful for our partnership with the University of Louisville, and their willingness to join us to end hunger in our community,” said Erin Grant, Kroger spokeswoman.
Cardinal Cupboard opened January 30, 2019. Located in the Swain Student Activities Center, the Cupboard serves an average of 300 unique visitors per month. The Cardinal Cupboard is open to all current students and employees. Wayside Christian Mission continues to serve as one of the largest safety nets.
The Cardinals close the home schedule Saturday with a 4 p.m. kickoff against Syracuse.