Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $254
Event Type: Hunger
Date: September 22, 2015
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11722, United States
On September 18th the University of the District of Columbia women’s tennis team (part of the Li Based East Coast Conference Sports) partnered with Food & Friends for a day of service in the community.
The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. The organization operates six days a week, 52 weeks a year and serves over 2,900 clients in a service area that spans 5,346 miles. Over 3,000 meals are prepared and packaged daily. The Firebirds joined Food & Friends in their kitchen in NE Washington, D.C. and had a blast working together to help get meals out the door.
“Our time with Food & Friends was a great team-building exercise, and it was rewarding experience to help out in the community,” said head coach Dickie Mahaffey. “It was a nice change-of-pace from practice and the weight room.”