Greeks Raise Money For Food Bank

CMU helps families over holidays

The Greek organizations at Central Methodist University spent part of their Homecoming week raising money to feed people in mid-Missouri.

The fraternities and sororities participated in Invest-an-Acre, a program of the Columbia Food Bank, which directly supports the Howard County Food Bank in Fayette. The Greeks raised a total of nearly $550.

The Columbia Food Bank matched the money, bringing the total to nearly $1,100. The money will be used to provide protein-based products to families in need through the holidays and winter months.

“To put it into perspective,” said William Rambo, CMU assistant coordinator of student activities, “every dollar raised equals 15 pounds of food. For this fundraising event, our University Greek society raised enough money to equal almost 13,000 pounds of protein-based products.

“I am truly proud of our students who helped make this a possibility for many families who are in need,” Rambo added.

The is Central’s first year of participation in the Invest-an-Acre program.


Posted November 17, 2016