Host Food Drive to Support Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County
WHAT: The Irvine Valley College SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Team are gearing up to help can hunger in Orange County.
The team will be hosting a food drive as part of their participation in the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge. The Let’s Can Hunger Challenge, sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, is an initiative that challenges SIFE teams in three countries to raise awareness of hunger, translate awareness to action in the form of urgent hunger relief and empower those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger.
The Irvine Valley College SIFE Team is encouraging other students and local residents to support their food drive by bringing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal to Irvine Valley College. All proceeds from the food drive will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
WHY: In Orange County there are an estimated 615,000 individuals who struggle with hunger. Of those struggling with hunger in O.C., 69% of these individuals do not qualify for government food assistance programs and need to rely on food banks, like Second Harvest.
According to the United Nations, the populations of twenty-one countries suffer from acute or chronic malnutrition. Close to 1.2 billion people in seventy countries suffer from food insecurity, or not knowing where their next meal will come from.
WHERE: Food can be donated at multiple locations on the Irvine Valley Campus.
Business Science Technology Innovation Center
Student Services Center
WHEN: The IVC-SIFE Food Drive will run from October 31, 2011 to April 6, 2012 with a goal of raising 10,000 pounds of food.
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. SIFE teams are active on more than 1,600 academic institutions in 39 countries. For more information, visit www.sife.org