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NACC Schools Wrap Up 2019 Edition of "Cans Across The Conference"

NACC Schools Wrap Up 2019 Edition of "Cans Across The Conference"

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- The 14th edition of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference's "Cans Across the Conference" effort concluded recently with the league's 13 member institutions collecting 36,466 items.


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Dominican University topped this year's standings with 8,894 items to secure the traveling trophy for the first time. Alverno College, which had held the traveling trophy for the past nine years, was second with 8,863 items, while Edgewood College was third with 6,098 items to round out the top three.

Since the conference's inception in 2006, the members of the NACC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has organized "Cans Across the Conference", doing something together as a conference that helps in each institution's respective community.

SAAC annually organizes the canned food drive as a community service competition amongst the 13 institutions in the conference. Each campus SAAC collects cans and other non-perishable items at their school during October and November to benefit a local charity.

In addition to food items, one dollar donated equals two cans, and toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) are also counted. 

2019 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Dominican 8,894 Thanksgiving Basket Program / Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry 
Alverno 8,863 Milwaukee Hunger Task Force / Alverno Food Pantry
Edgewood 6,098 Catherine's Food Pantry / St. Vincent de Paul
Marian 3,305 Fond du Lac Food Pantry
Aurora 2,409 Libby's Place / Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Rockford 1,659 Northern Illinois Food Bank
Concordia Wisconsin 1,483 Milwaukee Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 1,326 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Lakeland 835 Sheboygan County Food Pantry
MSOE 480 Milwaukee Hunger Task Force
Illinois Tech 450 St. James Catholic Church
NACC Office 300 Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Benedictine 193 West Suburban Food Pantry
Wisconsin Lutheran 171 Milwaukee Hunger Task Force

NACC Total:

36,466

Final Total as of Friday, Dec. 13, 2019