The Greyhound men's basketball team took some time to give back Friday by volunteering their time to serve at a local elementary school and church to help with a food drive to feed the hungry.
"If feels good to be able to give back to the community," said freshman Joe Dye. "The community has come to support us this year, and we want the community to know we support them."
Many of the Greyhound men's basketball team met at the First Baptist Church in Marion and helped stock and load various food items like rice, beans and canned goods for distribution to those less fortunate in the Crittenden County area.
Other Greyhounds went to Marion Intermediate School and served doughnuts, milk and coffee for an event titled "Happy Hearts with Moms" that honored the mothers of 4th and 5th grade students.
Overall, it was a chance for the team to take part in something larger than basketball that also served a need in the local community.
"It was a great experience for our guys to understand the value of serving," said Greyhound coach Chris Parker. "It's important that our young men gain the experience of helping others, and I'm thankful to Billie Miner (MSCC Academic Coach) for spearheading this effort and giving us the opportunity to help."