Feed the hungry within the UAB group by giving Blazers Towards Starvation, a one-day crowdfunding marketing campaign to lift cash for the Blazer Kitchen meals pantry.
Assist feed the hungry in the neighborhood of the College of Alabama at Birmingham with just some clicks on Thursday, November 14.
Blazers Towards Starvation is the principle autumn occasion of the UAB, which takes place earlier than the Nationwide Week of Consciousness on Starvation and the Homeless. The one-day crowdfunding marketing campaign will elevate cash for Blazer Kitchen, the campus meals financial institution that serves college students and staff. Blazer Kitchen additionally has pantry associations with choose UAB Medication packages for needy sufferers.
Go to www.uab.edu/blazersagainsthunger on November 14 to donate and use the hashtag #BlazersAgainstHunger on social media. The occasion is open to academics, workers, college students, alumni and buddies of the UAB.
The purpose is to lift sufficient cash for four,000 meals, which equals about $ 20,000. Final yr's second annual occasion raised greater than double that quantity, virtually $ 46,000 from 635 donors, as a result of "the UAB group is extremely beneficiant," stated Lisa Higginbotham, administrator of the UAB Benevolent Fund.
UAB college students, college and workers can even be a part of forces that day for Rise Towards Starvation, a world starvation reduction group that distributes meals and life-changing support to the world's most susceptible. The target of Rise Towards Starvation is to package deal 12,960 nutritious meals to be despatched to international locations that undergo from meals insecurity worldwide. Organized by the UAB Management Council, volunteers will pack meals from 10 a.m. at 1 p.m. within the Hill Scholar Middle ballroom.
Blazer Kitchen, sponsored by the UAB Benevolent Fund, provides contemporary and non-perishable meals to these on campus that face meals insecurity. Donations are accepted and inspired, and donations of meals and home items are carried out on campus all year long. Blazer Kitchen companions with the Neighborhood Meals Financial institution of Central Alabama to entry low-cost meals, comparable to USDA meals, meals donated by means of supermarkets and meals out there solely to meals banks.
Blazer Kitchen in Medical Towers is for workers and college students, and is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. at three p.m. and Thursday 1-6 p.m. Blazer Kitchen at Hill Scholar Middle, Suite 303, is for college kids solely and is open on Mondays from eight a.m. at 7 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from eight a.m. at 5 p.m.
The frequency of participation in Blazer Kitchen is recognized month-to-month, in response to the necessity and availability of meals. Frequency tips could change on the discretion of workers.
Along with monetary donations, that are used with the buying energy of the Neighborhood Meals Financial institution of Central Alabama, Blazer Kitchen wants particular gadgets, which may be discovered on its web site. Right now, specific wants are toiletries, cleansing merchandise and family detergents, and steady meals, comparable to canned meat, protein bars, milk and single-serving meals.