Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive

Feed the Phoenix – Stock the campus cupboards

Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive flier
Feed the Phoenix Flier

It’s time to stock the shelves again! All four University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campuses have a need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining this semester’s challenge. Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2020. Donations will be weighed and a winning campus will be declared for the traveling trophy. Watch your email for details.

Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive

Campus Cupboard Challenge: Feed the Phoenix

It’s time to stock the shelves once again. All four campuses have need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining in this semester’s challenge, “Feed the Phoenix.” Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2019. Watch this space and messages from campus leaders regarding donation bins. Donations will be weighed and a winner declared for the coveted traveling trophy (won by the Cofrin Library 7th and 8th floor team last semester). The Fall 2019 Campus Cupboard Challenge collected nearly 2,000 non-perishable food and personal care items. Can we reach 2,500 in Spring 2020?

Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive flier
Feed the Phoenix Flier

Priority items needed include:

  • Soup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam /Jelly
  • Pasta
  • Cold/Hot Cereal
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Tuna
  • Tooth Paste
  • Bar Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Products

 

Thank you! PHLASH Meals program making a difference

The PHLASH Meals Program provides up to five meals per month to students in need. Students can request the meals using an online form submission here. In the Fall 2018 semester, PHLASH Meals provided 255 meals to 40 unique students. The Fall 2018 PHLASH Meals Drive held December 4-6, raised $411 Dining Points, $40 in Pass Points and 271 meals toward the program; a total of 66 UW-Green Bay Phoenix donated to the cause.  Look for a Spring 2019 PHLASH Meals Drive near the end of the semester.

NBC26 features Back-to-School Store at new UW-Green Bay location

The 26th annual Back-to-School Store is right around the corner and has an exciting new location after a recent partnership announcement with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Service League of Green Bay is a non-profit group with a rich history of working to better the Green Bay area community and youth. The organization raises funds throughout the year to fund multiple programs including Basic Necessity Programs and the Back-to-School store. See the NBC26 feature.

Campus community invited to volunteer for Back to School Store hosted by UW-Green Bay

Since 1993, the Service League of Green Bay has hosted an annual Back to School Store. This year, it will be held on the UW-Green Bay campus, Wednesday, August 8. About 1,500 Brown County students in grades K-5 are able to shop for a complete brand-new, first-day-of-school outfit, plus a backpack with school supplies and a storybook. The students also receive dental and vision screenings on-site. An additional 1,500 backpacks with new school supplies are provided for students grades six through eight.

This event is the primary annual project for the Service League and it takes approximately 800 volunteers to make it happen. Members of the campus community are encouraged to volunteer. Help set up or volunteer as a “personal shopper.” See shifts and opportunities. Please discuss with your supervisor to ensure appropriate needs for each office are being met during volunteer times. The event runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition, you can volunteer during set-up dates Sunday through Tuesday before the Back to School Store and/or donate school supplies for this event. Donations can be dropped off at the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Suite in University Union 112. If you have any questions, please direct them to Mai J. Lo Lee at 920-465-2522 or lom@uwgb.edu.

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All are winners in the first-ever all-campus ‘Food Fight!’

The first-ever all-campus Food Fight brought 2,071 pounds of food and hygiene items to fill the Campus Cupboard shelves, providing provisions to members of the UW-Green Bay community who are in need. In a nearly campus-wide contest, the Cofrin Library, Office of International Education and Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement teamed-up to recorded the winning total — 436.91 pounds, followed by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with 429.15, Public Safety and Instructional Services with 422.15, the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare with 375.84 and the University Union and related offices with 276.54. Thanks to all who participated.

Reminder: Food Fight ends next week

Reminder: Nov. 20 to Dec. 5, students, faculty, and staff will ‘battle’ head to head to donate the most tonnage of food to the Campus Cupboard. The friendly competition will end in a food weigh-in on Dec. 6 at Noon, in the Phoenix Rooms. The winning team will receive a victory party at the Phoenix Club on Dec. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donations can be made at The Phoenix Bookstore. Please indicate which team you are on at the time of donating.

Team 1 — College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare.
Team 2 — Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
Team 3 — College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Team 4 — College of Science and Technology
Team 5 — Green Bay Athletics
Team 6 — University Union Offices & Programs
Team 7 — Cofrin Library and Continuing Education and Community Engagement

Please visit the website for more details.

Reminder: Campus Food Fight!

Nov. 20 to Dec. 5, students, faculty, and staff will ‘battle’ head to head to donate the most tonnage of food to the Campus Cupboard. The friendly competition will end in a food weigh-in on Dec. 6 at Noon, in the Phoenix Rooms. The winning team will receive a victory party at the Phoenix Club on Dec. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donations can be made at The Phoenix Bookstore. Please indicate which team you are on at the time of donating.

Team 1 — College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare.
Team 2 — Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
Team 3 — College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Team 4 — College of Science and Technology
Team 5 — Green Bay Athletics
Team 6 — University Union Offices & Programs
Team 7 — Cofrin Library and Continuing Education and Community Engagement

Please visit the website for more details.

Food Fight! (for a great cause)

The Campus Cupboard is planning an all-campus “Food Fight” from Nov. 20 to Dec. 6. The Food Fight will separate each of the four respective colleges, Cofrin Library offices and Athletics as ‘teams’ to compete in collection of pantry items for the Campus Cupboard. We will conclude our Food Fight drive with a weigh in on Dec. 6, 2017 at Noon, in Phoenix Room A. The area (College, Cofrin, Athletics) that donates the most food (pounds) will win and receive hosting rights of a traveling trophy. Additionally, The Phoenix Club has agreed to sponsor a Food Fight Party for the winning team (yes, all of the members of the college, athletics or Cofrin Library offices!) on Dec. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in The Phoenix Club — free food provided and beverage discounts. Help engage students, staff, and faculty around this awesome “school spirit” event for a great cause — the Campus Cupboard.

 

UW-Green Bay Red Cross Chapter hosts blood drive

Blood Services Executive Chair Jennifer Johnson and Red Cross Club President Lauren Joerns
UW-Green Bay Red Cross Club’s Blood Services Executive Chair Jennifer Johnson (left) and President Lauren Joerns (right)

The UW-Green Bay Chapter of the Red Cross hosted a Blood Drive Thursday, April 13. One pint can save up to three lives! UW-Green Bay’s Red Cross Club is associated with the American Red Cross Northeast Chapter. This club volunteers for the American Red Cross for numerous events, hosts blood drives and fundraisers and promotes club bonding activities.

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2017 Spring UWGB Red Cross Blood Drive

– Photos by Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication