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Inspiring Others Through FCS Storytelling

Club members of Phi U donate funds to Pocatello food bank

The 2022 Phi U Professional Project was "Inspiring Others Through FCS Storytelling." Club members told the story of child food insecurity by raising awareness about the BackPack Program. After interviewing school coordinators of the Backpack Program, they used their stories to describe the program's impact and inspire others to donate to the food bank. They set a goal to raise funds for 100 backpacks ($675). Club members organized a raffle, set up booths at the ISU Health Fair and the Food Truck-a-Palooza, asked friends and family to donate, posted flyers, and spread the word through social media outlets. They presented a $2,000 check to the ID Foodbank to support the Backpack Program. 

Phi U logo on national certificate of recognition

Phi U Advisor Councilor. Diana Watson-Maile, EdD, presented the ISU Beta Rho Chapter with a certificate of national recognition for their chapter achievements.
Dr. Watson-Maile wrote, "Both of your projects the My Brother's Table and Backpack program provided various groups with valuable information in reference to families and nutrition. It was once said that "Sometimes the greatest gift you can give another person is to simply include them." 

As your chapter included individuals from campus, members and guests it gave inspirational Phi U support to all in attendance. Also your spotlight will be recognized on the Phi Upsilon Omicron media posts, while in the next Candle." <

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