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Trine teaming with business on food drive
Effort benefiting local food bank
Trine University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter will team up with Dry Dock Marine Center of Angola to collect food for Project Help, Steuben County’s food bank, on Saturday, Oct. 24 during Trine’s home football game.
The Fill A Boat campaign will involve a real Ski Nautique provided by Dry Dock. The boat has been taken as a food collection vessel to a Fremont High School football game and to Wal-Mart as part of a larger community effort. SIFE has taken charge of the Trine segment of the food drive during the football game.
The food drive enhances her SIFE students’ studies of environmental sustainability, said Ketner School of Business assistant professor Julie Howenstine. “We would like to demonstrate how environmentally sustainable personal and business decisions serve the community in which we reside,” Howenstine said.
SIFE is a non-profit student organization that focuses on community service through utilizing classroom knowledge to help build success skills, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, business ethics, and market economic knowledge.
“I was speaking to an alum of ours who works at Dry Dock and the subject of the food drive came up. Since we were having a food drive here at Trine during the football game, I asked if we could combine efforts, since both were to benefit Project Help,” Howenstine said.
Those who attend the football game versus Kalamazoo at Trine’s Shive Field at 1 p.m. are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to fill the boat.