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#HashtagLunchbagDC: A Classic Truth and Service Move

By Chad Clarke, Sports Contributing Writer
Posted 8:42 AM EST, Sat., Sept. 17, 2016

Washington, D.C.: It’s that time again! The 2016 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic featuring Howard University vs Hampton University, also known as the All For The Real HU Battle, is taking place this Saturday at RFK Stadium.

Although the game is the main event of the weekend, this classic meeting between Howard and Hampton will not just end on game night. On Sunday, both schools will participate in the #HashtagLunchbagDC nonprofit charity event.

#HashtagLunchbagDC is a branch of the #HashtagLunchbag nationwide nonprofit organization, established in Los Angeles in 2012. Since then, several branches have developed across the country, packing and distributing free lunches to the homeless every last Sunday of the month.

“We’ve asked students from both Howard University and Hampton University to volunteer at this event” said James Thompson, a committee member of #HashtagLunchbagDC.

“Team players, fraternities, royal court members, faculty and volunteers in the area are all welcome to help as well.”

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The volunteer meeting place is at Bar Louie located in Gallery Place-Chinatown, Washington, D.C., at 11:00 a.m. on September 18. Following the initial meet, volunteers will branch out to different homeless shelters in the area to drop of lunch bags, as well as handing them out on the street.

To learn more about #HashtagLunchbag and their monthly efforts to serve the community, please visit them on their website To learn more about the Washington, D.C. branch, you can follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


(Via Instagram: #HashtagLunchBagDC ): “Please join us Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 for the #NationsClassic edition of #hashtaglunchbagdc in downtown DC, at Bar Louie (inside of Gallery Place). Promptly, at 11 am, we will begin assembling lunches with distribution to follow. We are kindly asking for a $10 donation to go toward the cost of food. You may make this donation by either purchasing a ticket through our eventbrite page or by bringing cash the day of the event.”


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