MTSU’s SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Members Team Up To Can Hunger with a Benefit Concert at Gilligan’s Night Club
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with business leaders and higher education to help university students make a difference in their communities and develop the skills necessary to become socially responsible business leaders.
The Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge is a competition sponsored by Campbell Soup Company that challenges SIFE teams in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to raise awareness of hunger, translate awareness to action in the form of urgent hunger relief, and empower those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger.
“Let’s Can Hunger”: www.letscanhunger.com
Did you know the following facts about Hunger in America? (Feed America First):
• One in 10 people in the US lives in a household that experiences hunger or the risk of hunger (Bread for the World)
• 3.1% of US households frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for a whole day (Bread for the World)
• 7.3% of US households have lower-quality diets or must resort to seeking emergency food because they cannot always afford the food they need (Bread for the World)
• 1/5 of American food, an estimated 130 lbs per person ends up in landfills; 49 million people could be fed with our wasted food (USDA)
For each dollar donated in our community, Feed America First (a local, non-profit organization that serves about 160 small, mostly rural agencies within a 150-200 mile radius of their Murfreesboro, TN warehouse) can provide enough food for 12-15 meals. An estimated 20,000 families each month receive food from Feed America First.
Featured bands/DJs include:
Moonshine Matinee, The Black Shades, Feedback Revival, Double A, and Kids Meal featuring Sam and Tre.
Tickets can be purchased for $6.00 at the door. ALL proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge and benefit our local community. Please help us meet the challenge by attending the benefit concert.