College of Management and Human Service

USM Student Group Hosts “Stuff the Trucks” Food Drive to Support Good Shepherd Food Bank in Maine

Let's help the USM SIFE team meet the goal of raising at least 2,000 pounds of food!

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., members of the University of Southern Maine Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will be at the Scarborough Sam's Club to host the "Stuff the Trucks" Food and Fund Drive in support of Good Shepherd Food Bank.

The team will be hosting the drive as part of its participation in the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge, an initiative sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company that encourages student teams in three countries- the United States, Mexico, and Canada- to raise awareness of hunger, translate awareness to action in the form of urgent hunger relief and empower those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger.

According to Professor Mark Lapping, executive director of the USM Muskie School of Public Service, Maine is among the highest states in the nation, and worst in the northeast, for its rate of food insecurity.

The University of Southern Maine 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 Sam’s Club in Scarborough.  Monetary donations will be accepted as well.  All proceeds from the drive will benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank. Entries submitted for the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge will be evaluated by a panel of representatives from Campbell Soup Company.  The winning team will be featured on and eligible for cash prizes.

Questions? Contact Vanessa Veilleux, 207.608.2094,

For more information about the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge, visit

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.  SIFE teams are active on more than 1,600 academic institutions in 39 countries. For more information, visit