Friday, July 19th, 2019 04:03 PM

Lambda Chi Alpha's North American Food Drive

On November 6, 1993, Lambda Chi Alpha began an international philanthropy project that has collected more than 24.6 million pounds of food for the needy across North America. Called the North American Food Drive, this annual event has arguably become the largest single-day philanthropic project sponsored by a collegiate organization. Its success is so impressive that Lambda Chi Alpha became the first fraternity to receive the Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives in 1995—an award presented annually to associations and companies nationwide as part of its Associations Advance America Awards Program.


The North American Food Drive not only provides a means for our members to give to the needy, but it serves as an excellent public relations tool. By helping individuals in the community, our image is being improved and the ideals of Lambda Chi Alpha are put into action.


The North American Food Drive touches the lives of more and more community members each year. With an increased effort in helping those who are less fortunate, you will continue to uphold the ideals of the Fraternity for all to see by making a difference for the needy in your community.


In 2001, the North American Food Drive yielded 2.9 million pounds of food as 154 chapters and colonies reported totals for the November 3 event. The following year, Lambda Chi Alpha increased its collection for a yearly total of 2.9 million pounds with 151 chapters participating in the North American Food Drive on November 2, 2002.


Last year, on November 5, 2005- 123 chapters participated in the North American Food Drive collecting our largest year total to date—3.315 million pounds of food.

If you have questions or would like to obtain additional information about Lambda Chi Alpha's North American Food Drive, please contact Dan Doherty at for assistance.

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