Student group donates 1,226 pounds of food to Second Harvest

enactusStudents in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration student organization Enactus will present the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley with 1,226 pounds of food and $150 in monetary donations at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.

The presentation and reception, featuring pastries and coffee donated by Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises, will take place in the atrium of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus.

A team of Enactus students organized and executed the food drive during April as part of the Let’s Can Hunger initiative sponsored by the Campbell Soup Co.  Non-perishable food items and cash donations were collected from students, faculty and staff of WCBA.

“Considering Feeding America estimates that 39,000 children in our immediate area live in poverty and that one in six people in America do not know where their next meal will come from, it’s more important than ever to help our neighbors,” Project Leader Paige Rassega said. Enactus teams across the nation have collectively raised more than 4.3 million pounds of food for food banks since Let’s Can Hunger’s inception in 2009.

Enactus was formerly known as SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise. “Our new name and focus emphasizes  entrepreneurship and action,” said Donna Walsh, faculty advisor. “Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.”