Student Government Associations to Help Feed Homeless People in Pasadena Jan. 6

Dec. 21, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — Student government organizations from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Alabama will join together the day before the BCS National Championship football game in a service project to feed homeless people in Pasadena, Calif.

The students will serve food on Jan. 6 from 7:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Pacific time) at the Union Station Homeless Services Adult Center at 412 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Liam O'Rourke, president of the Student Government Association at The University of Texas at Austin, said students from the university will work with Alabama students to cook and serve about 300 meals during breakfast and lunch.

The championship game will be played Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. Pacific time, 7 p.m. Central time.

"We are all excited to work with students from Alabama to do something for the L.A. community," O'Rourke said. "Football reigns supreme in Texas but there are bigger and more important problems to tackle off the field, such as hunger and poverty. When we go to Pasadena, we are going to cheer for Colt (McCoy) and the 'Horns but we are not going to forget how lucky we are and how much we have to be thankful for during this holiday season."

"As students at The University of Alabama, we are committed to not only serving people in the Tuscaloosa community, but people beyond Tuscaloosa as well," said Steven A. Oliver, president of the Student Government Association at the University of Alabama.

Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley's largest social service agency assisting homeless and low-income adults and families.

For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.