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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 02 August 2009

City University of Seattle SIFE members team-up to Support Cherry St Northwest Harvest Food Bank in Seattle

During the period of July 25th – September 2nd members of the City University of Seattle Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will be hosting a food drive as part of their participation in the Let's Can Hunger Challenge. The Let's Can Hunger Challenge, sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, is a competition that tasks SIFE teams across the country to participate in a series of competitions focused on generating awareness about hunger, as well as coordinating local hunger relief efforts.

The City University of Seattle SIFE team is encouraging other students and local residents to support their food drive by bringing a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal to City University of Seattle Ridgewood Plaza in Bellevue. All proceeds from the food drive will benefit Cherry St Northwest Harvest Food Bank in Seattle.

WHY: According to Feeding America, more than 36.2 million people are food insecure, hungry or at risk of hunger, including 12.4 million children.

WHERE: Food can be dropped off at the boxes in Cafeterias on campus, student lounge, front desk, and administrative building at

City University of Seattle

11900 N.E. First Street, Bellevue, WA 98005


WHEN: July 25-September 2, 2009

CONTACT: For more information on Let's Can Hunger Challenge, please visit: http://www.letscanhunger.com

or contact

George Kelley, Sam Walton Fellow, SIFE City University of Seattle Team Director at ggkelley@cityu.edu

Ulyana Tverskoy, SIFE City University of Seattle Fundraising Team Leader at ulykan@cityu.edu

Galina Romanova, SIFE City University of Seattle Marketing Team Leader at gromanova11@cityu.edu.


With carwashes, golf tournaments, softball games and dunk tanks, Farmers Insurance agents throughout Washington led their communities to raise $121,599 on July 22 to support March of Dimes programs to give every baby a healthy start in life.

Farmers efforts raised $2.6 million nationally, more than $600,000 above this year's goal. Farmers Insurance also matched public donations to the March of Dimes made online (via marchofdimes.com/farmers) up to $250,000. That brings Farmers' total contribution to the March of Dimes so far this year to more than $4.1 million.

"This one-day event, organized and led by Farmers agents, is an extraordinary demonstration of how much they care about babies in Washington," said Elaine Noonan, State Director of march of Dimes Washington. "Farmers efforts will provide support to urgently-needed research and education as the March of Dimes works to stem the growing crisis of premature birth, the leading cause of newborn death in the U.S."

Noonan added: "On behalf of the babies and families who will benefit, the March of Dimes wants to thank everyone who participated in "Be a Hero for Babies Day" and made it a success."



Farmers Insurance

As the nation's third-largest personal property and casualty insurance group, Farmers is committed to improving the communities where their customers, agents and employees live and work. Farmers' commitment to the March of Dimes spans more than two decades and includes the time and talents of nearly 18,000 employees and 15,500 agents.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit http://www.marchofdimes.com or http://www.nacersano.org



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