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Fogelman College Donates 61,000 Meals to the Mid-South Food Bank

For release:  November 1, 2013

In partnership with Outreach International, an organization committed to fighting world hunger, FCBE hosted the fall 2013 Fogelman Feeds event on October 26, 2013. Fogelman Feeds is a volunteer event during which students, faculty, staff and community partners package meals to be donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. At this year’s fall event, nearly 300 volunteers spent the day packaging more than 61,000 nutritious meals for families in the Mid-South region. Volunteers also enjoyed entertainment and prize giveaways throughout the day.

Fogelman College Volunteers Gathered on Saturday to Package Meals for Local Memphians in Need

Fogelman College Volunteers Gathered on Saturday to Package Meals for Local Memphians in NeedFogelman College Volunteers Gathered on Saturday to Package Meals for Local Memphians in Need

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 this year was October 16th.

Fogelman Feeds is a part of the Complete Professional Program, sponsored by the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. Students pursuing their Professional Development Certificate can earn community-service credits through participation in this semi-annual event.

Dean Grover Partners with Students to Give Back to the CommunityDean Grover Partners with Students to Give Back to the Community

For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities with Fogelman Feeds or the Complete Professional Programs, please email Kathy Tuberville or Laura Edwards, or call 901-678-4740.

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