With another million-plus pounds of food raised by our chapters this fall, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity continues to make a significant difference through this annual fundraising campaign that began in 1993.

According to 2010 data from Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, 48.8 million Americans (32.6 million adults and 16.2 million children) lived in food-insecure households. Food insecurity exists in every county in America.

During this year’s food drive, three of our chapters collected more than 150,000 pounds of food:

  • New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha) — 211,810 pounds
  • Worcester Polytechnic (Pi) — 210,214 pounds
  • Texas-El Paso (Zeta-Epsilon) — 188,885 pounds

Congratulations to these chapters for achieving this significant milestone and for making such a positive impact within their communities.

As Lambda Chi Alpha completes the fall 2011 semester, we encourage you to reflect and to give thanks for all the blessings you have. We also ask that you remember those who are less fortunate than you are and to continue to look for ways to provide assistance.

As we share with our brothers how we grow and change, we learn how to positively change the world. ‘Service before self’ signifies the proper ordering of priorities.

We do not publish a January Cross & Crescent magazine. The next issue will be published on February 2, 2012. We hope you have an enjoyable, safe, and relaxing holiday season and a Happy New Year.

In ZAX and friendship,

Tad Lichtenauer
Managing Editor
Cross & Crescent Magazine