Fogelman Feeds is an all-volunteer program offered through the Avron B. Fogelman Professional
Development Center. The Fogelman College of Business & Economics joined with Laura
Edwards, Assistant Director of the Economic Club of Memphis, to coordinate this program,
which works to address hunger in the Mid-South region. This past year, Fogelman students
packaged nearly 80,000 nutritious meals for local Memphians in need.
Fogelman College Volunteers Gathered on Saturday to Package Meals for Local Memphians
The Memphis area has one of the highest hunger rates in the country. A 2013 study
conducted by the Mid-South Food Bank and Feeding America found that 22.1% of the population
in Shelby County is at risk from hunger, 50,000 of whom are children. Fogelman Feeds
seeks to promote action and awareness regarding the plight of those struggling with
food insecurity and hunger.
Two Fogelman Feeds events are conducted each year – one per semester. The fall semester’s
Fogelman Feeds event was scheduled to correspond with World Food Day, which last year
was October 16th.
Fogelman Feeds is one option for students to meet the requirements for The Complete
Professional Program certificate. For more information, contact the Avron B. Fogelman
Professional Center, email Kathy Tuberville or Laura Edwards, or call 901-678-4740.