December 9, 2008

Santa Clara pledges support for the 2008 SCU Holiday Food Drive benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank

Dec. 9, 2008

This holiday season, the Santa Clara Athletic Department has pledged its support to the 2008 SCU Holiday Food Drive benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank -- organized under the auspices of Santa Clara Campus Ministry. The food drive, slated to run Nov. 4-Dec. 11, has been extended to Saturday, Dec. 13 to coincide with the Bronco men's basketball home game v. Notre Dame de Namur at 7 pm. Fans are encouraged to donate canned goods or non-perishable food items at the entrance gate.

Donations will be contributed to the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties. This holiday season, Second Harvest Food Bank has been overwhelmed by requests for support. Each month Second Harvest seeks to feed over 176,000 hungry individuals -- 67% are families with children & 12% are senior citizens. Fan are encouraged to donate generously to assist those less fortunate.

Fans can also make monetary donations through the following channels:

Donate on-line: www.VirtualHarvest.net

Credit Card: Donor Hotline 866-234-FOOD.

Fans can volunteer or donate by contacting the nearest Second Harvest Distribution Center:

Santa Clara County - San Jose: 408-266-8866

San Mateo County - San Carlos: 650-610-0800