The Capital Area Food Bank received an early Valentine’s Day gift today when the George Washington University women’s basketball team, coaches and mascot delivered over 1,000 pounds of canned goods.
Today’s donation was part of Hoops for Hunger, the team’s community service initiative that encourages local elementary and middle school students to donate one canned good to people in need. Twenty-three local schools participated in Hoops for Hunger and brought their donations to GWU women’s February 5th game against Davidson.
Shooting Guard Bria Bougeois, who’s currently on injured reserve, was on hand to personally deliver the food. “We see how big of a deal it is to people in need and we are doing all we can to do just that,” she explained. Bougeois and her teammates even made a chant when they unloaded their donation.
The team’s donation will help the food bank provide 850 meals to community members in need. This gift of food will go much further than a box of chocolates.