Sullivan Foundation partner school Campbell University is participating in the second annual Collegiate Hunger Challenge, where it will compete against 11 other North Carolina colleges and universities for up to $22,000 to put toward fighting hunger on and around campus.
The Collegiate Hunger Challenge was created in 2018 by Food Lion Feeds and North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. In the competition, which runs now through April 25, Campbell will earn points based on several activities the school participates in, all centered around collecting and donating food for neighbors in need or hunger awareness.
“We know hunger on and around college campuses is a significant issue, and we’re excited to partner with the next generation of leaders to find solutions for our neighbors in need,” said Emma Inman, director of external communications and community relations at Food Lion. “We were so impressed with the creativity and excitement in the inaugural contest last year and can’t wait to see this year’s participants’ fresh, innovative ideas to fight hunger in their communities.”
As part of the challenge, each school nominates an MVP Student Hunger Ambassador who is responsible for leading the effort on each campus.
Campbell has selected Morgan Pajak and Alex Gooding, divinity and public health students respectively, as the MVP Student Hunger Ambassadors leading the Collegiate Hunger Challenge campaign. They were selected because of deep connections to food security-related programs on the Campbell campus, including a Campus Pantry, Mustard Seed Community Garden and the Campus Kitchen food reclamation program. The faculty/staff mentor is Brian Foreman.
The North Carolina Campus Compact responds to the needs of North Carolina and its communities, with a special focus on combating food insecurity.