A Michigan college student has implemented a program to donate surplus food to people in need.
Christelle Bangsi, a junior from Alma College, worked with her sorority sister Giselle Castillo, after being inspired by the MTV “Do Something Awards.”
The young ladies salvage perfectly good leftover food such as pasta, pork loin and desserts from the Sodexo, Alma College’s food service provider. The food goes to the café at the First Presbyterian Church every Thursday.
“We’re looking to expand; there’s a lot of room to take this to the next level and help people,” says Bangsi. “It’s tax deductible, so there are big opportunities here.”
Bangsi, is originally from Cameroon, Africa and resides in Southfield, MI. She is pursuing a Biology degree with the dream is to become a physician
“I continue to be impressed by Christelle’s willingness to give so much of her time, energy and effort for such a great cause,” says Steve Watkins, Sodexo general manager at Alma College. "We are proud to be a partner in finding practical solutions in the effort to eliminate hunger both locally and throughout Gratiot County.”
Since the national Food Recovery Network began working with college campuses in September 2011, more than 96,000 meals have been recovered.
For more information, see Feeding the Hungry: Student Launches Food Project