On November 6, 1993, Lambda Chi Alpha began an international philanthropy project that has raised more than 35 million pounds of food for the needy across North America. Called the North American Food Drive, this annual event has arguably become the largest single-day philanthropic project sponsored by a collegiate organization. Its success is so impressive that Lambda Chi Alpha became the first fraternity to receive the Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives in 1995. This is an award presented annually to associations and companies nationwide as part of its Associations Advance America Awards Program.
The North American Food Drive not only provides a means for our members to give to the needy, positively affecting the lives of more and more community members each year. With an increased effort in helping those who are less fortunate, our members continue to uphold the ideals of the Fraternity for all to see by making a difference for the needy in your community.