Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Cans Across the Conference

Cans Across the Conference

Since the conference's inception in 2006, the members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has organized "Cans Across the Conference", doing something together as a conference that helps in each institutions' respective community.

SAAC annually organizes the canned food drive as a community service competition amongst the 12 institutions in the conference. Each campus SAAC collects cans and other non-perishable items at their school during October, November and December to benefit a local charity.

In addition to food items, one dollar donated will equal two cans, and toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) will also be counted.

"This is an outstanding project that SAAC and all of the NACC student-athletes are undertaking. It will benefit many people," remarks NACC Commissioner G. Steven Larson. "Our institutions and student-athletes have done a remarkable job collecting over 300,000 items the last 10 years."

In 2006, Concordia University Wisconsin won the traveling trophy with 1,311 donated items. In 2007, Aurora University topped the field with 3,513 items. Rockford University won for two straight years, as it collected 6,750 items in 2008 and 3,551 in 2009, while Alverno College has won the last six by setting new records with 7,108 items in 2010, 13,477 items in 2011 and 25,284 items in 2012. Alverno collected 16,019 in 2013, 24,921 in 2014 and set another record with 27,203 in 2015.

 

2017 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 18,787 Hunger Task Force
Edgewood 10,995 St. Vincent DePaul / Blue Dot Food Pantry
Dominican 9,134 Thanksgiving Basket Program/Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 5,911 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Marian 5,035 Fond du Lac Food Pantry
Aurora 2,040 Libby's Place
Concordia Wisconsin 1,215 Family Sharing of Ozaukee
Rockford 637 Rock River Valley Food Pantry
NACC Office 400 Milwaukee Rescue Mission
MSOE 396 Riverwest Food Pantry
Benedictine 367 West Suburban Food Pantry
Wisconsin Lutheran 136 Hunger Task Force
Lakeland 135 Plymouth Food Pantry

NACC Total:

55,188

Total as of Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

 

2016 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 13,235 Hunger Task Force / local pantries
Dominican 10,920 Thanksgiving Baskets Program / local pantries
Edgewood 10,870 St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry / Project Haiti
Marian 3,276 Salvation Army Food Pantry
Aurora 1,545 Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry / Libby's Place Food Bank
Concordia Chicago 1,200 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Benedictine 750 West Suburban Community Pantry
MSOE 750 Hunger Task Force
Concordia Wisconsin 532 Port Washington Food Pantry
Conference Office 400 Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Rockford 260 Rock River Valley Pantry
Lakeland - -did not participate-
Wisconsin Lutheran - -did not participate-

NACC Total:

43,738

Final Total as of Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

 

 

 

2015 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 27,203 Hunger Task Force, Muskego Food Pantry & Capuchin House of Peace
Dominican 6,868 Thanksgiving Baskets Program
Edgewood 2,600 Second Harvest Wisconsin
Aurora 2,212 Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry & Libby's Place Food Bank
Benedictine 1,658 West Suburban Community Pantry
Wisconsin Lutheran 1,381 Hunger Task Force
Marian 883 Salvation Army
Concordia Wisconsin 750 Port Washington Food Pantry
MSOE 747 Hunger Task Force
Lakeland 704 Sheboygan County Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 551 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Rockford 413 Rock River Valley Pantry
Conference Office 350 Milwaukee Rescue Mission

NACC Total:

46,320

Total as of Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

 

 

 

2014 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 24,921 Hunger Task Force & Capuchin House of Peace
Wisconsin Lutheran 3,063 Waukesha County Food Pantry
Lakeland 3,058 TBA
Marian 3,000 Fondy Food Pantry
Aurora 2,367 Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry
MSOE 1,737 Hunger Task Force
Rockford 1,032 Northern Illinois Food Bank
Dominican 924 Thanksgiving Program/Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Edgewood 800 Second Harvest Wisconsin
Concordia Wisconsin 761 TBA
Concordia Chicago 751 TBA
Benedictine 655 TBA
Conference Office 200 Milwaukee Rescue Mission

NACC Total:

43,269

Total as of Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

 

 

 

2013 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 16,019 Milwaukee area pantries
Lakeland 13,442 Sheboygan Salvation Army
Aurora 2,831 Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry
Rockford 2,293 Rockford Rescue Mission
Marian 1,460 Fond du Lac Food Pantry
Conference Office 1,275 Milwaukee Rescue Mission, New Berlin Food Pantry
Dominican 965 Thanksgiving Baskets Program
Wisconsin Lutheran 882 Waukesha County Food Pantry
Benedictine 841 TBA
Concordia Wisconsin 812 Port Washington Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 670 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
MSOE 175 Hunger Task Force
Edgewood - did not participate

NACC Total:

41,665

Final Totals as of Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

 

 

 

2012 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 25,284 Milwaukee area pantries
Lakeland 7,739 Sheboygan Salvation Army
Benedictine 2,300 TBA
Marian 1,342 Fondy Food Pantry
Wisconsin Lutheran 1,137 TBA
Rockford 1,095 Rockford Rescue Mission
Conference Office 1,040 Milwaukee Rescue Mission, New Berlin Food Pantry
MSOE 1,004 Hunger Task Force
Dominican 922 Thanksgiving Baskets Project
Concordia Wisconsin 831 Port Washington Food Pantry
Aurora 764 Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 754 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Maranatha 513 Watertown Food Pantry
Edgewood 150 TBA

NAC Total:

44,875

Totals as of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

 

 

2011 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 13,477 Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin & Hunger Task Force
Lakeland 3,703 Plymouth Food Pantry & Safe Harbor
Benedictine 2,768 Operation Support Our Troops, Lisle/Woodridge Food Depository & Sacred Heart Mission Church
Marian 2,700 Broken Bread
Wisconsin Lutheran 2,457 Waukesha County Food Pantry
Rockford 1,630 Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford Food Pantry & Salvation Army
Concordia Wisconsin 912 Port Washington Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 897 Oak Park/River Forest Food Pantry
Dominican 846 Thanksgiving Baskets Program
MSOE 558 Hunger Task Force
Maranatha 417 Watertown Food Panty
Conference Office 355 Milwaukee Rescue Mission, New Berlin Food Pantry
Aurora 253 Hessed House
Edgewood 127 Second Harvest Food Bank

NAC Total:

31,100

Final Totals as of Monday, November 21, 2011

 

2010 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Alverno 7,108 Hunger Task Force
Rockford 4,037 Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford Food Pantry, Salvation Army
Dominican 2,623 Thanksgiving Baskets Program
Wisconsin Lutheran 2,507 Hunger Task Force
Marian 2,375 Fond du Lac County Social Services and Dobogai Memorial Foundation
Benedictine 1,497 Woodridge/Lisle Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 1,270 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Aurora 1,269 Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Lakeland 1,225 Sheboygan Co. Health & Human Services/Families at Sheridan Elem.
Maranatha 1,004 Watertown Food Pantry
Concordia Wisconsin 878 Port Washington Food Pantry
MSOE 550 Hunger Task Force
NAC Office 525 Milwaukee Rescue Mission, New Berlin Food Pantry
Edgewood 364 St. Vincent de Paul's Food Pantry

NAC Total:

27,232

Final totals as of Monday, Nov. 22

 

2009 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Rockford 3,551 Rockford Rescue Mission, Rockford Food Pantry, Salvation Army
Alverno 2,227 Hunger Task Force
Dominican 1,752 Thanksgiving Baskets Program
Aurora 1,565 Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Maranatha 1,446 Watertown Food Pantry
Benedictine 1,392 Woodridge/Lisle Food Pantry
Wisconsin Lutheran 1,295 Hunger Task Force
Concordia Wisconsin 1,210 Port Washington Food Pantry
Concordia Chicago 905 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Marian 847 Fond du Lac County Social Services
Lakeland 721 Plymouth Food Pantry
Edgewood 351 St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry
MSOE 303 Hunger Task Force

NAC Total:

17,565  

 

2008 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Rockford 6,750 Rockford Rescue Mission
Maranatha 5,395 Watertown Food Pantry, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College Faculty & Staff
Aurora 2,162 Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Edgewood 1,439 St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry
Wisconsin Lutheran 1,400 Second Harvest of Wisconsin
Lakeland 1,191 Plymouth Food Pantry
Alverno 1,121 Hunger Task Force
Benedictine 1,027 Woodridge/Lisle Food Pantry
MSOE 857 Hunger Task Force
Concordia Wisconsin 834 Port Washington Food Pantry
Marian 660 Fond du Lac County Social Services
Dominican 621 40 Families Dominican is Sponsoring
Concordia Chicago 518 Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

NAC Total:

23,975

Fall of 2008 totals as of 11/24/2008

 

2007 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Aurora 3,513 Green Harvest
Marian 2,581 FDL County Dept. Social Services & Solutions Center of FDL
Alverno 2,560 Hunger Task Force
Wisconsin Lutheran 2,010 Second Harvest of Wisconsin
Edgewood 1,991 St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry
Maranatha 1,200 Watertown Area Needy Family Fund
Dominican 1,039 SERVE
Concordia Wisconsin 470 Family Sharing of Ozaukee County
Lakeland 400 Plymouth Food Pantry
MSOE 317 Hunger Task Force
Rockford 242 Rockford Rescue Mission
Benedictine - -
Concordia Chicago - -

NAC Total:

16,323

Fall of 2007 totals as of 11/19/2007

 

2006 Standings

Institution Items Organization
Concordia Wisconsin 1,311 Benediction Lutheran Church
Wisconsin Lutheran 1,241 Second Harvest of Wisconsin
Alverno 1,142 Hunger Task Force
Marian 1,088 Bethany House
Dominican 856 Needy Local Families
Lakeland 790 Sheboygan Food Pantry
Edgewood 722 St. Vincent DePaul
Concordia Chicago 508 St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Benedictine 327 Loaves and Fishes of Naperville
Aurora 250 Hesed House
Rockford 132 Rockford Rescue Mission
Maranatha 76 Watertown Food Pantry

NAC Total:

8,443