By ALEXANDRA RICHTER
Published December 11, 2023
Embracing the spirit of giving this holiday season, students in the School of Management generously organized a food drive for UB’s Blue Table, a food pantry for enrolled UB students who do not have access to food due to emergency.
The food drive was part of “Business in Society,” an undergraduate course taught by Daniel Liebel. One goal of the course, which includes students from the School of Management as well as other disciplines, is to get first-year students more involved with the greater campus community.
In addition to donating to UB Blue Table, students could also choose from other ways to be a part of the UB community, including attending a workshop at the School of Management’s Leadership, Learning and Community Center; visiting the school’s Career Resource Center to perfect their résumé; attending any UB event; or joining any student club on campus.
In all, more than 190 students contributed to nearly 1,000 food items for donation to Blue Table.
The School of Management Alumni Association also made a significant contribution to UB’s Blue Table this semester. The group held a fundraising meat raffle, “UB Alums Hungry to Help,” raising $5,000 for the food pantry. The alumni association made the gift on Giving Tuesday.
Faculty, staff and other community partners interested in hosting donation drives for Blue Table can find the Blue Table Community Toolkit online.