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Phi Beta Lambda's Food Drive a Success

Phi Beta Lambda's Food Drive a Success

Feb 14th , 2011

Authored By: Kelsey Engelbart

During the week of February 24-28, Midland University’s business group, Phi Beta Lambda, put on a food drive for the Dodge County Low Income Ministry.  The drive, headed by PBL members, Lindsey Anderson and Grant Prenzlow (pictured), challenged both student and service organizations to participate. 

            The competing Midland University student organizations included: Phi Beta Lambda, Campus Activities Board, Phi Omega Sorority, Tri Phi Sorority, and a Midland University business class.  Community organizations participating in the food drive included: First State Bank, Game, Cosmopolitan, Kiwanis, and the Rotary Club.  Sites for donation included Hy-Vee and Midland University.  Measured in both pounds and cash, totals came to a commendable 722 pounds in weight and $793.  Because monetary amounts count for nearly double for the Low Income Ministry, the $793 raised solely by community businesses was a great contribution to the organization.  New goals will be set for next year, as the PBL Food Drive will become an annual event. 

            Bringing both the community and Midland University together for the greater good proved successful, and will hopefully continue that way in the years to come.  Phi Beta Lambda extends a special thank you to the campus and community organizations that made this event possible.