Kennesaw State students back in form to help local food banks

The newly re-chartered Kennesaw State University chapter of Circle K International is partnering with STUFH to organize food drives to close out the end of the fall semester on campus. Local leaders are working with the Must Ministry in Marietta, Georgia to provide food, clothing, and other items to help those in need from the area. Those who wish to do their part, like Kennesaw State, can get started with resources available...

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Squash Holiday Hunger with CKI

STUFH’s CKI Ambassador, Jill Davidson, is managing the efforts of CKI clubs into joining the Squash Holiday Hunger drive effort on college campuses across America. This time of year is, of course, the best opportunity to get support for efforts of this kind at colleges and universities across the country. It’s the busiest time for STUFH, and as the past has shown us, clubs will find great reception in the spirit of the holiday season. STUFH and CKI encourage as many clubs as possible to hold their own STUFH the Bus events, end-of-the-semester food drives, or simply volunteer at local food shelters to support this campaign and help those less fortunate in their areas. For more information on ways to get organize, take a look at our resources to help get you...

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Ending the Spring 2017 Semester With a Challenge

Current CKI Ambassador Laura Belmont is helping the nation end the spring semester with action and reflection. After a successful Service Week in early April, the call now is to finish up with any missed opportunities to help those in need in our communities. And while we do that, Laura is asking that we reflect on our every day lives and how hunger would affect the things we do regularly. Understanding the difficulties that many people regularly face makes the charitable efforts you undertake have more meaning and impact for all. See how you can get involved with the challenge via the Facebook Event page.  ...

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A recap of CKI’s work with STUFH through the 2015-16 academic year

Joren Libunao, the previous year’s STUFH-CKI Ambassador, has recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego. To reflect on his and CKI’s work with STUFH through the previous academic year, he provides us with this recap of successful events and initiatives brought on by his leadership and CKI’s willing efforts to help fight hunger around our college campuses nationwide. Squash Holiday Hunger campaign from November 22nd to December 27th The biggest STUFH-related event of the year, Circle K and STUFH held a Squash Holiday Hunger joint campaign where CKI members from around the country were encouraged to participate in hunger-related service projects and share their experiences on the event page. Each of the other CKI service partner ambassadors shared their favorite hunger-related service project or why they believed hunger was a prevalent issue. Dozens of clubs participated and word spread on the international level about this campaign. Seeing as it was a month long activity, many clubs had time to plan a service project and execute it as well. It was met with much success. Tomorrow Fund Grants Circle K International has this grant given by Kiwanis International where clubs can apply for funding to make their service projects a reality. Some of the ones accepted involved hunger-related service projects, such as food backpacks and care packages. “Service With a Glance” Newsletters Every quarter we released a new newsletter that had updates and information on each CKI service partner. Every newsletter had a two page spread on STUFH updates, except for the last one which had three, one of which was the infographic you provided me. Social Media Toolkits Twice this year the other ambassadors and I were in charge of creating social media toolkits for individual Circle K clubs to use to promote whatever service partner they wanted to promote. I created several draft Facebook posts and shared some of the documents found on the STUFH page and encouraged clubs to share these with their members. CKI Service Week CKI Service Week is a week where each of the CKI service partners gets featured for a day and clubs need to participate in a service project related to that service partner. There was ample participation in STUFH-related service projects, mostly food banks and care packages. CKI Service Fair I was unable to attend Circle K International Convention this year sadly, but I sent in a video to report for STUFH to the Circle K membership. This was also where we recognized clubs for participating in CKI Service Week. Great work by Joren, and a great job to help in the battle to fight hunger with CKI and STUFH. The next ambassador will have large shoes to...

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Squash Holiday Hunger 2015

STUFH and Circle K International are teaming up for a holiday food drive campaign, titled Squash Holiday Hunger from November 22 – December 27. The campaign has an official Facebook page where groups across the country can share their ideas for how they are helping their local communities and inspire others from coast to coast. STUFH-CKI ambassador Joren Libunao has been instrumental in organizing this campaign. Visit the Facebook page for ways to get...

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New STUFH-CKI Ambassador

A new STUFH-CKI Ambassador has been named for the 2015-16 school year. This year, Joren Libunao will take over for Alex Nguyen. Joren introduces himself to us in a short biography below: Hey there! My name is Joren Libunao, and I will be serving as your 2015-2016 CKI-STUFH Ambassador. I am currently a student at the University of California, San Diego going into my fourth and final year of college as a Management Science Major with a Business Minor. I’m not entirely sure what career path I want to follow, so I have been doing my best to keep my options open. I am leaning towards a career that assists people with their financial needs and making fiscally responsible decisions. However, community service is a different passion I discovered in college with Circle K. I’ve done many different kinds of service projects, but one of my favorites that I look forward to every week is volunteering at our local food bank, Feeding America San Diego. There, our club volunteers to do many different tasks. One week we would glean, meaning to check for mold or other problems, thousands of pounds of fruits or vegetables to be sent to local schools to feed children, and another week we would be categorizing packaged foods and checking their expiration dates to be sent to poverty-stricken neighborhoods and soup kitchens. While we don’t usually get to see the direct impact, it’s still one of the most productive and impactful service projects I get to do, which is why I love it so much. I encourage people to take the time to go volunteer at their local food bank, because from what I have seen, people have enjoyed these service projects the most because it’s a lot of fun, it’s very busy, and you make a lasting impact on local communities. You can even sometimes ask the coordinators to assist you in starting a food drive with your school. Every fruit, vegetable, or packaged food you help collect and sort goes a long way. Joren expects to be involved with many projects over the coming...

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