Benefits of STUFH To Everyone Involved
purpose of STUFH is to put food in the mouths of those who need it most.
But the benefits of STUFH are shared by many others. By asking students
to work together, STUFH helps build a sense of comradery within the college.
By providing students with an up-close example of those less fortunate
within their community, they better understand the need for help. And
by linking students to their local food banks, it gives those students
a sense of community that might otherwise be overlooked during their four
years at school. These benefits are also felt by the community at large.
Members of the community get to know the college students in their town,
and they can help address a pervasive problem that faces each and every
community. STUFH is a win-win program for everyone involved.
brochure for the 2011-12 school year has been put together. Those
who do not receive it via mail can download the printable .pdf file
small 6-page pamphlet highlighting top elements of the STUFH program
and its growth with Circle K. Download the .pdf file here
is proud to carry on its partnership with Circle
K International (CKI). CKI, sponsored by Kiwanis
International, is the largest collegiate service organization
in the world with more than 13,000 students on 450 college
campuses in seventeen nations. This partnership enhances both
service organizations in their mutual goal of serving the
needy. Circle K International is proud to partner with March
of Dimes, UNICEF, Better World Books and STUFH.
- In a pilot project at Cornell University in 1999, twenty
bins were placed in ten dormitories and almost one thousand pounds of
needed foodstuffs were collected in a week period at the close of school.
By 2005, 73 colleges in 33 states have joined STUFH and over 150,000 pounds
of food were collected in 2005 alone. With the help of the Campus Compact,
STUFH helped raise over 350,000 pounds of food in 2006.
- "The FSU students were all so willing, cooperative and enthusiastic.
In fact, many come down to volunteer once they become aware of our food
Dianne Stubrud, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend, Tallahassee,
- "Let me assure you that it was rewarding to see the food bank
truck pull away with boxes and boxes of donations from Bowling Green
Greg Bader, Special Assistant of the Director of Residence Life, Bowling
Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
- "We went from 1,100 pounds to 8,800 pounds of foodstuffs in
the first 2 years of STUFH. It gives the students a great feeling to
be able to help the needy in their college town."
Wendy Primevera, CHOW Food Bank, New York
- "It's a great thing for young people to think about people
in need even while they are advancing their won careers at college."
Al Tremblay, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank.
- "The students are more than willing to give back to others
and this project gives them the chance to do just that. What a wonderful
project STUFH has been."
Kristie Brinkley, Volunteer Students Coordinator, Central Missouri State
Univ., Warrensburg, MO
Many letters have been written in to the program with
words of success and encouragement in the past. You can read some of those