Newberry Football donates canned goods and money to Manna House Food Pantry
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 | by NC Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Newberry College Football Program added one last score to its 2002-2003 season when the team delivered its proceeds from its Spring Game to the Manna House several weeks ago.

The April 5 contest between the Scarlet and the Gray netted $900 and boxes of canned food for the Manna House Food Pantry in Newberry County. Fans were charged five dollars or five canned goods to attend the annual Spring Game, and members of the team as well as the coaching staff were on hand to hand deliver the goods and monies raised for the needy of Newberry County.

The Manna House Food Pantry is at its new location at the Department of Social Services Building on Hwy. 76 in Newberry. The Manna House uses volunteers from 18 local churches on a rotation to fill orders for folks in times of need.

Founded in 1990, the Manna House invites people of all clubs and organizations to help in assisting the needy of the area with food drives and Newberry College Football was too happy to oblige.

Athletics Director Andy Carter and Head Coach Zak Willis organized the food drive to take advantage of a renewed interest in the football squad and to fill a growing need in the community.

“We were only happy to participate in the food drive to show the people of this community that we are proud to be here and intend to serve them,” said Willis. “We want to reach out to the people in this area and be participating members of this community.”

“We are continually trying to build relationships with the folks in this community and this service project is just one way we intend to be visible and help this area to thrive,” said Carter.

Newberry College is a proud member of the South Atlantic Conference, a league made up of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.