Community Plunge: Business Students Help Grow Fresh Produce for Food Bank

9.12.2011 General, News Release, School News

Fresh produce will be available to less fortunate families in 18 counties in North Carolina this fall thanks to the volunteer efforts of Wake Forest University Schools of Business students.

Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy, and Master of Arts in Management students took the Community Plunge on Saturday Sept. 10 at the Food Bank Community Garden located on two acres of land at the Children’s Home in Winston-Salem.

The students spent the morning in the garden harvesting vegetables, weeding, preparing soil, and planting fall crops. Other students dug a drainage ditch to help prevent a road to the garden from getting damaged during heavy rains. One group built a new sign for the garden and another sanded and stained picnic tables.

Julie Almendral (MBA ’12), President of the WFU Schools of Business Net Impact Chapter, organized this year’s Community Plunge day with a goal of introducing classmates to ways they can make an impact on social and environmental issues throughout the school year.

The Food Bank Community Garden is the primary source of fresh produce for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The produce is also used in the Triad Community Kitchen to help train local residents for food service industry jobs. Click on the link below to watch a video about the event.

WFUSB Community Plunge 2011 from WFU Schools of Business on Vimeo.