Giving Back

The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha beleive in giving back to the community. That is why the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha not only take part in the North American Food Drive, which donates all the food it collects directly to local food banks, but also takes part in numerous other philanthropic events. Some of these events include community clean up, Habitat For Humanity, tutoring, cancer walks, blood drives, and much much more.

If you know anyone who is in need and the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha could lend a hand, please contact our Philanthropy Officer at

What is the North American Food Drive

On November 6, 1993, Lambda Chi Alpha began an international philanthropy project that has raised more than 21.3 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—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, but it serves as an excellent public relations tool. By helping individuals in the community, our image is being improved and the ideals of Lambda Chi Alpha are put into action.

The North American Food Drive touches the lives of more and more community members each year. With an increased effort in helping those who are less fortunate, you will continue to uphold the ideals of the Fraternity for all to see by making a difference for the needy in your community.

In 2001, the North American Food Drive yielded 2.9 million pounds of food as 154 chapters and colonies reported totals for the November 3 event. The following year, Lambda Chi Alpha increased its collection for a yearly total of 2.9 million pounds with 151 chapters participating in the North American Food Drive on November 2, 2002. Last year, on November 1, 2003, 109 chapters and colonies participated in the food dive collecting approximately 2.1 million pounds of food.

Last year, on November 6, 2004, 142 chapters participated in the North American Food Drive collecting our largest year total to date—2.938 million pounds of food.

For more information about the North American Food Drive please click here.

Past NAFD Results

The following is a list of previous years NAFD results collected by the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Epsilon Zeta Chapter:

2006 Results - 19,317 lbs. of food

2005 Results - 17,634 lbs. of food
2004 Results - 28,153 lbs. of food
2003 Results - 19,208 lbs. of food
2002 Results - 14,362 lbs. of food
2001 Results - 14,036 lbs. of food