From left, Martin Berry, Quinton Olden, Trayvond Sounder, David Velez, Marcus Golden, Jeffery Parks, and Cameron Lindsey with some of the food items collected.
The Gordon State College Brother 2 Brother chapter collected nearly 400 non-perishable food items during its 4th Annual Charity Auction.
The items will be donated to the Lamar County Department of Family and Children Services.
Twenty members of the group participated in the event which allowed female students to bid on a date with a particular gentleman with food items.
The emcee for the event was chapter vice-president Antoine Bishop.
"It's a fun evening, where the guys have a chance to show their personalities," said Brian Macon, sophomore early childhood major. "It's important that we take part in our community."
"A lot of time and energy is put into this by our members. They get a great deal of enjoyment out of it," Michelle Perry Stewart, program director of the African American Male Initiative of which B2B is part. "And most importantly, it's about civic duty and social responsibility. Events like these held by Brother 2 Brother show that they are bright, charming, and responsible young men."
"We come together one night a year to auction off members of the chapter in order to support a great cause," said B2B Chapter President Trayvond Souder. "The highest bidder on each member wins a date with him to our annual formal. This year the event is called, "Bowties and Pumps."
Beyond collecting food items for the Lamar County DFCS, the group also helps with tutoring sessions at the E.P. Roberts Community Center in Barnesville.