JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Thousands of families will now have food to eat thanks to a fraternity at Arkansas State University.
The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity held its annual food drive last week.
This annual event has a variety of competitions that encourage fellow sororities and classmates to participate in a good cause.
President of Lambda Chi, Peter Hasik, said everyone should do what they can to help.
"You never know what someone's going through in their everyday life. If you have any chance to help out, whether it's a penny donation or a can here and a can there, if you have anything to give I would give it. If you have the ability to because you never know how this could help someone in the long run of their life."
The final total, over 24,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
Hasik said, "I was blown away. I never thought we could do that. I'm so thankful for all the work the girls put in. It was phenomenal to see that and just being able to help all those people out is a really great feeling to know.
They collected around $9,000 in cash donations in addition to the food collection.
Hasik said he hopes the food drive raises even more next year.