Homecoming outreach continues with Roaring for Rainbow House

A photo of Homecoming Steering Committee members volunteering at Tiger Food Fight.
Homecoming Steering Committee members volunteer at Tiger Food Fight.

We kicked off Homecoming 2022 in a big way with our annual Tiger Food Fight, collecting a record 44,002 pounds of food and $415 for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

And that was just the start. The food fight is the first part of our campuswide “Battle of the Columbias,” a friendly competition with the University of South Carolina leading up to the Oct. 29 football game. Each item collected counts for one point.

The next opportunity to get involved takes place Oct. 14 to 16 and Oct. 21. Roaring for Rainbow House collections will benefit a local children’s emergency shelter.

A photo of Homecoming Royalty Candidates Megan Ciaramitaro and Jeremiah “J” Jordan.
Homecoming Royalty Candidates Megan Ciaramitaro and Jeremiah “J” Jordan.

From Oct. 14 to 16, student organizations – including many fraternities and sororities – will staff tables outside Sam’s Club on Conley Road and other retail locations to collect donations for Rainbow House’s wish list, such as cleaning supplies and backpacks. On Oct. 21, bring donations when you visit Campus Decs in Greek Town Friday evening, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Similar collection sites will be located throughout.

The winner will be announced during the South Carolina game. Help us ensure the best Columbia wins!

— Mun