Since its founding in 1999, Students Team Up To Fight Hunger (STUFH) has reported over five million pounds of food raised by universities throughout the nation. The mission of STUFH is to support universities in their efforts to help feed the hungry in their local communities. In the past year, STUFH involved more universities in the fight against hunger and has sponsored innovative food drives including STUFH THE BUS and food fight competitions. STUFH is also proud of its continuing partnership with Circle K International (CKI) with clubs on 450 campuses. Thousands of CKI college students are dedicated to community service and to fighting hunger. One major goal of STUFH is hold end of semester drives to raise food just before the summer months when food banks have low supplies and heightened demands with hungry children out of school. STUFH also invites colleges and food banks to send their comments, food drive results and photos to our website to inspire other universities to become involved.
STUFH, a non-profit organization, is a Section 501(c)(3) charity.
With the end of semester nearing, we again remind colleges and universities that their local food banks are in great need for food donations. At the end of each semester, departing students have leftover foodstuffs that can be easily collected for donation to area food pantries, soup kitchens and food banks. The summer months are especially crucial since children home from school increase the demands on food banks just when their shelves are at or near their lowest point.
See how STUFH partner Boise State University organizes an effort to recycle useful items that students no longer want/need when they move out from university housing. View the flyer at left.
A new creative idea from the University of Central Missouri brings new competitive spirit to your local food drive and charitable efforts. Read about the first ever STUFH the Bus campaign HERE.
The US Department of Agriculture recently reported that nearly 15 percent of US households (17.9 million) experienced some food insecurity in 2011, up from 14.5 percent in 2010.
Learn how to organize a STUFH the Bus campaign in your area.
STUFH is proud of its partnership with CKI in our mutual mission devoted
to fighting hunger in America.
Food banks need help more than ever before because of these difficult
economic times. CKI clubs around the country are holding food drives throughout the
2012-2013 academic year to raise thousands of pounds of food to
continue to feed the hungry in their own local college communities. STUFH is proud of CKI and it's members' help in reaching the goal of raising
over one million pounds of food for the 2011-2012 academic year. Thank you CKI!
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"You are a great inspiration to me and tens of thousands of college students across America. Keep up the phenomenal work! Since 2007, with STUFH's hard work and efforts, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been the receipient of 168,282 pounds from various colleges, schools, and universities.
Although the pounds provided by STUFH are important, the real benefit lies in the partnerships we're building. STUFH gets college students and faculty members actively involved in finding a solution to the growing problem of hunger. STUFH helps us reach young people on a personal level, and sends a reminder to faculty, staff, and the community that the need to feed is a problem that can be solved. We've had student teams take a lead in securing funds, volunteerism, and raising awareness to the problem of hunger in our society. We're happy to be involved with STUFH. Thank you for your dedication!"
- Jeanna Kindle, LA Food Bank