Waynesburg University students raised more than $3,000 for the Corner Cupboard Food Bank and the Waynesburg University Food Pantry through flex dollar donations during the spring 2021 semester.
This student-led project encouraged students to donate a portion of their individual flex dollars in an effort to purchase supplies for the food bank. A total of $3,043.79 went to Greene County’s Corner Cupboard Food Bank and $507.21 stayed on campus for the University’s food pantry.
The project was created by a group of students from the spring 2021 BUS 358 Leadership and Stewardship Class that included:
- Bryan Tedeschi, a senior business management major (team leader)
- Michael McVicker, a senior business management major
- Isaac Nice, a junior finance major
- Omyrah Davis, a senior interdisciplinary studies major
- Michael Zrenchak, a junior finance major
According to their professor, Wesley Hershelman, instructor of business administration, the students were tasked with solving a problem in the local community or on campus that utilized their gifts, talents and/or skills and ultimately needed to be a sustainable effort.
This group of students, focused on combating the issue of hunger within Greene County, initially set out to raise $1,000 for the Corner Cupboard and ended up raising more than three times that amount.
“What this team was able to accomplish, through the integration of coursework into a real-life problem/opportunity, is nothing shy of admirable,” shared Hershelman. “The end result of money raised was impressive, but equally as impressive was the way that the team was able to create cohesion and trust between members.”
Flex dollars act as cash to be used at any University dining facility, including Starbucks, The Market and the newly opened Chick-fil-A.
To learn more about Waynesburg University service projects, visit waynesburg.edu/service.