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SIFE issues regional challenge to fight hunger

Posted Feb. 8, 2012

Kent State University at Trumbull's SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) organization is challenging all other Kent State regional campuses to compete for the title of "Best Food Can Sculpture" via the Let's Can Hunger Challenge which is being sponsored nationally by Campbell's.

The Campbell's Let's Can Hunger Challenge is a comprehensive hunger challenge including: raising awareness, translating awareness to action in the form of urgent hunger relief and empowering those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger.SIFE team can sculpture

Through this initiative, SIFE teams in Canada, Mexico and the USA will: 

  • Successfully develop and execute an integrated marketing campaign to raise awareness about the issue of hunger
  • Translate awareness into action by energizing the community and sustaining increased levels of giving to those in urgent need, as demonstrated by non-perishable food and/or fund donations collected
  • Transfer knowledge, skills or resources to successfully empower individuals and/or families to defeat the cycle of hunger

The Kent State Trumbull SIFE team is inviting teams of two or more from all of Kent State's regional campuses to like KSU Trumbull SIFE on Facebook, construct a food can sculpture with a minimum of 30 cans and post photos of the sculpture to its Facebook page by March 7, 2012 at Noon. Photos that get the most "likes" will win the People's Choice Award (details below).

Voting will begin March 8 and conclude March 14 with winners being announced on the KSU Trumbull SIFE Facebook page on March 15.

The grand prize winner will receive $150 while second-place (People's Choice) will take home $75 and the third-place (Artist Choice) winner taking home a $50 Walmart gift card.

The SIFE mission is to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Considering relevant social, environmental and economic factors, SIFE teams effectively empower people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve the quality of life and standard of living for their target audience.

Groups may register online by visiting the following website here  or by completing the attached form and mailing it to

Contest rules and regulations are found on the registration form attached to this email and also on the online form.