College of Charleston fraternities and sororities collected 38,983 pounds of food for the Lowcountry Food Bank during their annual Pep Supper event. That is more than 10,000 pounds more than was collected in 2012.

[Related: Watch a video from the Pep Supper 2012.]

Pep Supper 2The food drive is part of the tradition at Pep Supper, which dates back to the 1920s. Fraternities and sororities competed in a food collecting competition, a banner competition, and a dance competition. The culminating celebration was held at TD Arena following a College of Charleston volleyball game.

“Pep Supper was truly a great experience. I am so happy that I was able to help plan such a successful event that we annually have here at the college,” says Ashley McDonald, vice president of programming, Panhellenic Council. “Working with Lowcountry Foodbank was amazing and I am so proud of all the hard work the organizations put in. Donating more than 38,000 pounds is so rewarding and everyone should be proud!”

For the second year, the Office of Greek Life worked with, so participants could track exactly how many pounds of food each competing group collected.

[Related: List of fraternities and sororities at the College.]

The theme for year’s event was We Love the 90’s theme. Kappa Alpha Theta was the overall winner for Panehellenic organizations, and Beta Theta Pi was the overall winner for IFC and NPHC organizations.

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