Jan. 12, 2010
Caitlin Mangum, Texas Media Relations
While the week in Pasadena leading up to the BSC National Title game was exceptionally busy, the Longhorns senior class still managed to take time away to give back.
The group, led by Sally Brown, wife of head coach Mack Brown, shopped for an assortment of bulk food items, which were delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
After Sunday's practice, the Horns traveled to a local wholesale store, where they were armed with a handful of grocery carts and a list of the items most-needed by the Food Bank.
The seniors divided into two teams - some shopped for nonperishable food items while others stocked up on items for the Food Bank's lunchbox program, which provides bagged lunches for needy children.
"We have bought a ton of food today for the Second Harvest Food Bank," said senior TE Mac McWhorter while loading the purchased items underneath the bus. "We bought everything from pasta to canned vegetables to crackers.
"Buying and donating this food has been a very rewarding experience."
In all, more than nine shopping carts were filled and loaded onto the bus.
"This week has been great, and the people here in Los Angeles have been incredibly welcoming," senior C Chris Hall said. "We are given so much that it feels great to have an opportunity to give back."
Brown and the wives of the assistant coaches and staff delivered the items to the Food Bank later in the week.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County was founded in 1983 to assist in eradicating hunger. In partnership with 390 member charities, the Food Bank helps feed an average of 200,000 individuals each month.