Working to make a positive impact in the surrounding community is the best way for Lambda Chi Alpha to exemplify a sense of service and stewardship—one of the fraternity's seven core values. Members participate in various community service project and philanthropic endeavors each year. Most notably, Lambda Chi Alpha has established a nationwide partnership with Feeding America to fight hunger throughout North America.

Feeding America

Unfortunately, hunger exists everywhere in the United States—in every county and every community. Feeding America provides billions of meals to millions of people in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Lambda Chi Alpha has partnered with Feeding America in the fight to end hunger. The food raised by the Coe College chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha is dispersed locally through food banks and shelters to provide meals throughout eastern Iowa.

  • 1 in 6 Americans face hunger
  • According to the USDA, nearly 17 million children are living in food-insecure households
  • 36 percent of households served by Feeding America network include at least one adult who works
  • Approximately 23 percent of the adult client interviewed in Hunger in America 2010 have attended college or a technical school
  • Approximately 3 million rural households experience food insecurity
  • According to the USDA, limited resources prevent more than 50 million Americans from getting enough food

Since 1993, Lambda Chi Alpha has maintained an ongoing commitment to hunger relief with the former “North American Food Drive,” which encouraged chapters to donate non-perishable food. These efforts have raised more than 40 million pounds of food for the needy. That spirit and commitment now continues through the partnership with Feeding America.

Food Drive Results

1993 2,800 lbs.
1997 89,680 lbs. (Overall winner)
1998 61,560 lbs.
1999 72,000 lbs.
2000 66,000 lbs.
2001 55,000 lbs.
2002 70,000 lbs.
2003 59,760 lbs. (3rd place, small chapter)
2004 42,812 lbs.
2007 75,284 lbs.
2009 34,990 lbs.
2011 33,000 lbs. (3rd place)