SEATTLE - (Jan. 10) Members of both the Seattle U Men's and Women's Tennis teams volunteered at the local Northwest Harvest food drive held this past weekend, Saturday, Jan. 7. All in all, over 4,000 meals were packaged in an effort to provide food for those in need across the State of Washington.

Northwest Harvest is Washington's own statewide hunger relieft agency whose aim is to "lead the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health." To learn more about what they do and how you can get involved click here to visit their website.

In terms of the involvement, players sorted and re-packagaed bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state of Washington. Men's senior captain John Stormans shared his thoughts on the experience.  

"I think giving back is ingrained in the DNA of our team, and it was awesome to go to Northwest Harvest and do what we can to make a difference for the people around us," said Stormans.

Barbara Carey, the women's senior captain, also expressed her feelings about getting involved in the community. "Providing over 4,000 meals was a very gratifying experience for our team. It's great to know we're able to make such an impact in our community," said Carey. 

This coming weekend both teams will turn their attention to the courts as the men open their season Friday at Washington, while the women travel to Pullman to square off with the Cougars on Saturday.