Food Lion Feeds Collegiate Challenge
North Carolina Campus Compact announced earlier this semester that they have joined forces with Food Lion Feeds to launch a “Collegiate Challenge” mobilizing colleges & universities to address hunger in their local community. UNCG is one among a group of 18 geographically diverse schools — including 4-year colleges and universities and 2-year community colleges – who will be hosting events to raise awareness about hunger in partnership with their local food bank, on-campus pantries and local Food Lion stores. All of the participating schools are members of North Carolina Campus Compact. Winning schools can receive $10,000 for the most engagement and creativity on campus, and a second award of $10,000 will be awarded for the campus that collects the most food – adjusted for school size – in a food drive. The prize funds will support hunger-related initiatives such as campus-based food pantries, campus or community gardens, food recovery efforts modeled on the Campus Kitchen Project or the Food Recovery Network, and fresh produce distribution. The Collegiate Challenge runs from September – December.
Faculty/staff, students, and alum are eligible to participate by shopping at ANY Food Lion. To help UNCG gain points, the MVP card or 12 digit numbers will need to be recorded and collected so the company can keep track of those participating in the competition. Also, people can help by donating non-perishables.
Here is the link to the Google form.
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