This Saturday (Jan. 11), football adversaries LSU and Clemson will come together for a great cause before taking the football field on Monday for the National Championship game.

Staff and alumni from both LSU and Clemson will join the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana. Approximately 100 volunteers will be representing LSU and Clemson.

Second Harvest President & CEO Natalie Jayroe says that fighting hunger is something that all football fans have in common.

Our Second Harvest team is honored to host volunteer teams from both LSU and Clemson before the big game,” Jayroe said. “Beyond the love for their schools and football, these volunteers also share a love for giving back and supporting their neighbors in need.

Both schools are excited to step into the shoes of giving back to a community in need.

We are incredibly excited to see our Clemson Tigers take on LSU in the National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 13,” said Clemson Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chris Miller. “But we are just as excited to continue a long-standing tradition of community service by partnering with our colleagues from LSU on Saturday by volunteering our time with Second Harvest. We had an amazing turnout of volunteers from the university for a similar cause prior to the Fiesta Bowl, and we expect the same this weekend. I want to thank our Alumni Association and others for organizing our efforts as we assist the local community and those in need.

Sally Stiel, senior director of LSU alumni engagement and marketin echoed Miller's sentiments.

We’re excited to partner with Clemson and Second Harvest Food Bank to bring this volunteer opportunity to our LSU alumni, friends and fans in New Orleans,” Stiel said. “LSU fans are some of the most passionate college fans around, so it’s only fitting that we put that passion to work for a good cause. We are all Tigers, and on Saturday we’re all on the same team!

Kudos to both schools for participating in this great cause!


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