MBA Food Fight 2005

The MBA Food Fight is an annual food drive competition founded and sponsored by the University of Michigan Business School Global Citizenship Club. This year, students at approximately 20 business schools nationwide collected food and cash for local food banks from November 8-16. Donations were coordinated through the national nonprofit sponsor Second Harvest and will remain in the communities in which they were collected. Thus, all HBS proceeds will go to the Greater Boston Food Bank. With a network of over 200 food banks around the country, Second Harvest is the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. Our corporate sponsors, Target and Bristol-Myers, also donated funds for food and prize money which will be distributed to the winning schools for disbursement to the charity of their choice.

This is HBS’ third year in the Food Fight, and thanks to everyone’s generosity, we achieved exceptional results! Total cash proceeds amounted to $3,761 and 71 pounds of food were donated. With $1 translating into 7 pounds of food, HBS will contribute well over 26,000 pounds of food to the local Boston community this year and will surely position HBS well in the inter-business school competition.

The Food Fight was organized as an inter-section competition for RCs (A vs. B, C vs. D, E vs. F, G vs. H, and I vs. J). EC’s contribute as a class. Congratulations to RC Sections B, C, F, G, and I for winning their respective competitions. Section I’s efforts, spearheaded by volunteer representative Ryan Miller, deserve the highest commendation for raising a whopping $2,315, representing 63% of total cash proceeds.

The HBS Volunteers Club would like to thank everyone for their efforts and generosity. We at HBS should be proud of our strong commitment to the community!

December 5, 2005
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