Fogelman Feeds is an all-volunteer Fogelman Promise Initiative offered through the
Avron B. Fogelman Center for Professional Career Development. The Fogelman College
of Business & Economics has joined with Laura Edwards, Assistant Director of the Economic
Club of Memphis, to launch the initiative, which works to address hunger in the Mid-South
Fogelman Feeds V on Fogelman Promise Day will be on Thursday, April 18, from 11:00 A.M. until 7:00
Memphis’ hunger rates are among the highest in the country, with 26% of the area population
unable to buy food for their families in 2010. Fogelman is working with Outreach International,
an organization devoted to combating world hunger, to meeting the needs of families
in the Memphis area. Fogelman students who volunteer for Fogelman Feeds work alongside
faculty and staff to package nutritious meals that are donated to the Mid-South Food
Bank. Fogelman Feeds volunteers packaged 70,000 meals in 2011 and over 106,000 in
2012 that were donated to the Mid-South’s needy via the Food Bank. Students who participate
in Fogelman Feeds events are enriched by spending their personal time helping to provide
nutritious meals to people in need. Two Fogelman Feeds events are conducted annually,
one on Fogelman Promise Day in the spring semester, and one that runs in conjunction
with World Food Day in the fall semester.
For more information, email Kathy Tuberville at K.Tuberville@memphis.edu or Laura Edwards at email@example.com. You can also call 901-678-4740.
Fogelman Feeds is one of seven Fogelman Promise Initiatives through which students
can earn the certificate of completion for Fogelman’s Professional Development Program.