The women of the Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority bring laughter, passion, and their pink jackets wherever they go—especially when they’re volunteering. The chapter
has been volunteering at Food Lifeline since 2014—staffing special events, running food and fund drives, and sorting and repacking food at the Hunger Solution Center.
“Food Lifeline gives us a way to not only help those who are hungry but to help other young women become positive citizens,” says Jamila Taylor, chapter president.
The sorority sisters also bring their families along to help. Jamila volunteers with her mother, Carolyn, a former chapter president who introduced the sorority to Food Lifeline.
“Being here is a way of saying I care,” says Carolyn. “It’s also a way of giving back to the community, because they gave to us.”
In 2018, the sorority were awarded Food Lifeline’s Ending Hunger Award for outstanding volunteers.