ORU SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) has a reputation for hosting community-and campus-wide volunteer events that garner much support, but none as much as Let’s Can Hunger.
Last year, the SIFE team, led by alumna Hannah Sweeney took first place in a nationwide competition to raise funds, canned food and awareness of global hunger.The team was able to donate 158,910 pounds of food to Tulsa, South Africa and Japan.
More than 70 volunteers packed the food, which was the equivalent to more than 160,000 meals. They won the national grand prize, a trophy and a personal visit from Campbell’s CEO Doug Conant.
This year, SIFE will kick off Let’s Can Hunger on Feb. 11 by partnering with the ORU Athletic Department.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate by dropping off non-perishable canned foods. Receptacles have been placed in the north lobby of the Mabee Center, or in various other donation locations around campus.
There will be bins in each of the dorm lobbies.
Let’s Can Hunger will receive 15 percent of all sales made Feb. 20 from 5-9 p.m. at Tres Amigos restaurant (located behind McAlister’s at 81st and Lewis).
More volunteer opportunities will be made available.
The SIFE team hopes to break their own record of cans and to take home the grand prize once again.