Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

Statewide Service Project

Exciting events are happening in the SUN Center throughout November. SUN Center President, Shanna Frame, decided to lead the college campuses in Utah in a statewide food drive competition. These campuses include: Utah State University Eastern, Utah State University Logan, Dixie State, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster, University of Utah, Weber State, Southern Utah University, and Utah Valley University.

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Exciting events are happening in the SUN Center throughout November. SUN Center President, Shanna Frame, decided to lead the college campuses in Utah in a statewide food drive competition. These campuses include: Utah State University Eastern, Utah State University Logan, Dixie State, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster, University of Utah, Weber State, Southern Utah University, and Utah Valley University.
This project has been in the making since Frame attended the Utah Leadership Academy, at Utah State University last summer. This conference allowed her to do the networking and receive the support needed to accomplish a service project of this size. “It’s been a lot of hard work, but it is all coming together,” says Frame.
Frame decided to do this project because she wanted to create something that united the state of Utah in a tremendous act of service. She wanted the service to be needed and to benefit all areas of Utah. This required some creative thinking, but once she settled on a statewide food drive, matters began to fall into place. Frame is aware that this project could potentially help Eastern’s enrollment. She hopes that this project can not only help the Utah community, but also raise Utah’s awareness and positive view of USU Eastern as well.
The competition will be held from Oct. 29 through Nov. 30. Each school participating will raise as many pounds of food in that period of time as they can, however they can. Every dollar raised will go towards half a pound of food. The money and food raised will all go to each of the schools’ local food banks. The totals will be taken as a percentage (pounds of food, divided by full-time students enrolled in the institution, all multiplied by 100). Even the smallest school has an equal chance of winning.
The winning school will get to host a family-friendly benefit concert within the months of February or March, months known for having a lack of food donation. This concert will be admission by donation, and proceeds will go towards the school’s local food bank as well.
There are several ways for USU Eastern students to get involved and help Eastern win the food drive competition. The largest event is Bread ‘n’ Soup Night. Students and community can help in the competition by volunteering or eating at Bread ‘n’ Soup Night, held Nov. 5, 12 and 19. Trick or Treat for Food, was Oct. 31 from 5:30 till 8 p.m. Students dressed in costumes and had fun going trick or treating, and asking for cans and nonperishable foods instead of candy. Students and members of the community can also donate whenever they’d like by bringing their cans of food to the SUN Center.
Other upcoming SUN Center events include: Green Team, every Friday from 10-11 a.m.; Kids @ Heart, every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Habitat for Humanity, every Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.; Bread ‘n’ Soup Nov. 5, 12, and 19 from 5:30-7p.m.
Those who need service hours can bake something for the Breakaway bake sale that will be held during each Bread ‘n’ Soup night. The statewide food drive competition is Oct. 29-Nov. 30; for more information on upcoming events and to sign-up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Levitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284. SUN Center advisor, Terry Johnson said, “We most likely have a project that interests you, so we look forward to receiving a call and seeing you in the SUN Center soon.”

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