NDNU men's basketball team visits Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank SAN CARLOS, Calif. - The Notre Dame de Namur men's basketball team spent a Saturday morning prior to the start of the season giving back to the community by volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos, Calif.

The Argos spent a few hours sorting through donated foods and preparing it to be shipped out to families in need.

Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month.

The food bank mobilizes individuals, companies and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties has a service area that stretches from South San Francisco to Gilroy and from the ocean to the bay.

Sticking to the hallmark of NDNU, the men's basketball team volunteered their time to benefit others in the community.

"Seeing how much food they provide was amazing," Joey Bennett, a freshman guard on the squad, said. "It all came from donations, which is even harder to believe."

The experience also was important for the team's growth as the Argos used the volunteer effort as a time to bond.

"Working with [Second Harvest] ended up being really fun," junior swingman Geoff Hartman said. "We knew it was for something bigger than us which made it even more fulfilling."