Matthew Harris, philanthropy chair, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, (319) 277-1498
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A University of Northern Iowa fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, recently raised more than $2,000 for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, during 'Feed the Need.'
A joint effort between Sigma Phi Epsilon and the UNI Department of Residence, 1,324 students gave up one dinner meal from their meal plan to donate to the effort. For every foregone meal, the Department of Residence donated $1.50 to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Every dollar donated to the food bank has the purchasing power of $12, thus allowing the food bank to provide more than $24,000 worth of food through this project to area shelters and the Cedar Valley community.
The following Sigma Phi Epsilon members planned the event: Carson Hattel, a senior, and Nathan Lombardi, a junior, both from Dubuque; Justin Wiese, a senior from Clinton; Matthew Harris, a junior from Cedar Falls; Sean Salger, a junior from Vinton; and Steven Waigand, a sophomore from Thayer.