Kellogg's Share Your Bowl Program to Debut at UVa

The Kellogg Company and UVa Dining have teamed up to introduce a new hunger-fighting program in Charlottesville. Called "Share Your Bowl", for every bowl of cereal that a student eats in the dining hall throughout the month of February, a matching bowl equivalent will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. UVa is the first school to partner in Kellogg with philanthropic effort, which is certainly a logical fit considering the service-oriented student body.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is actually a fairly extensive network of food donation programs like soup kitchens, food pantries, and other nonprofits that serve food across 25 counties via four main distribution points: Lynchburg, Winchester, Verona, and Charlottesville. Over 145,000 Virginia residents benefit from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank's support each year and "Share Your Bowl" will help play a role in the Food Bank's daily fight against hunger. The cereal donation program is scheduled to run for a month at Runk, Newcomb and OHill with a kick-off event planned for next Wednesday, January 26th at noon at OHill. Come on by to meet a few of the key players in this effort, including representatives from the Blue Ridge Food Bank, Kellogg, Sysco, and one familiar tiger-ish cereal mascot...[wink]! Dining hopes to see you next week, and thanks in advance for sharing your bowl.


NWF's Chill Out Contest

Green Dining has submitted a video again this year for the National Wildlife Federation's annual Chill Out competition. The video is on the UVa Green Challenge, which falls into the 'Students in Action' contest category. Watch it (and my first foray into the world of amateur film producing and editing) right here!

Then, if you're feeling inspired...

1. Learn more about - and sign up for - the Green Challenge on the UVa Energy & Utilities site.

2. Log onto GoGreenTube to rate and "favorite" the video.

3. Visit the Campus Green Scene website, host of a similar video competition for which I also entered the Green Challenge video - you can use your facebook log-in info to vote for it (multiple times)!