Peanut butter collected
Students asked for donations of 16-ounce jars of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) to combat childhood hunger locally.


CMU business students target childhood hunger

Business Honor Society students joined forces with the Kids Aid Backpack Program to raise awareness and funds as well as collect peanut butter that will be distributed to children in Mesa County.

A week of activities kicked off April 18, highlighted by the building of a peanut butter pyramid in the center of campus on Thursday, April 21. (Yes, the peanut butter was in jars!)

"We often don't associate the issue of hunger with Mesa County but the reality is thousands of children have insufficient food and need our help,” said student Shania Belden. “The students at Colorado Mesa University all have made this community our second home and it has been very rewarding to see campus-wide involvement in making a difference for Mesa County." 

Activities also included presentations about childhood hunger and the peanut butter drive in various classrooms, food-related displays and donation tables in addition to the peanut butter pyramid and a field of flags representing the number of hungry children in Mesa County. 

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