Ladies Donate Time to Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
Thursday, December 4, 2008

SHREVEPORT—After returning from Thanksgiving break, the Centenary Ladies softball team found time to once again give back to the community of Shreveport for its third service project in less than a month when they visited the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank on Wednesday evening.


As a yearly tradition, the Ladies took part in assisting this food bank in hopes of providing food to local families who are in need for the holiday season. While volunteering their time, they sorted food items into categories: dry, canned, beverages, and condiments. When the items were sorted, the Ladies boxed and packaged the food, which were then placed on a truck and shipped out for good use.


Like many local organizations, the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank enables willing volunteers like the Centenary softball team a chance to give back to its community, as well as represent the positive image of Centenary College.


Many Ladies describe the experience of helping out local organizations as an integral part of being a collegiate student-athlete at a school of this caliber.


“Giving back to this specific food bank is something we have always enjoyed doing. It allows us to become involved in the community of Shreveport and help families in need during the holidays,” said senior softball player Allison McClain.


The mission of the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank is to serve as a central resource for fighting hunger in northwest Louisiana with the ultimate goal of ending hunger altogether. For more information, visit the official website at www.nwlafoodbank.org.


After the holiday season, the Centenary Ladies have another volunteer event scheduled with Shriners Hospital before returning to the field. They will begin their season February 6-8, when they host the Centenary Tournament featuring SIU-Edwardsville, Boston College, Missouri State, Bryant College, and Nicholls State.