Club making a world of difference with food

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GAINING INTEREST: Club FEED representatives sign up new members in the quad area. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLUB FEED

One-hundred twenty pounds of bananas

Three-hundred granola bars.

Forty-four students helped prepare the sack lunches.

Fifty students came and served the lunches.

All of this thanks to a few Middle College High School (MCHS) students, including MCHA junior Jasmine Ali.

Ali’s desire to make a difference in the world comes through in only one conversation.

It’s not surprising, then, she created a club on the Delta College campus to fuel that passion.

“The club is a place to fight world hunger and make a difference in the community,” said Ali.

Club FEED is a new organization on campus this semester.

The goal of the growing group is to feed the hungry.

Ali was prompted to start Club FEED after completing an assignment in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at the on-campus high school.

Her new knowledge of hunger prompted her to found Club FEED with the hope of eliminating world hunger and raising money and awareness for the cause.

If the club’s first unofficial meeting is any indication, the concept is a popular one.

Ali and other club founders welcomed 40 people, which included students from Delta’s general population and MCHS students.

A Facebook for the club has more than 100 members, including students from Lodi Unified  Lincoln Unified, Stockton Unified schools and community members at large.

Club Feed has a general membership of 160 students across multiple school districts, and approximately 50 members active on Delta College campus.

“The club has a lot of very active members, on and off Delta College campus,” said Ali.

An event to feed the homeless on Saturday, Sept. 10 welcomed more than 300 people, said Ali.

As one of the first things to do, the club is hoping to be chartered by the Delta College Inter-Club Council.

Another item Ali is working on is having her father help look into getting Club FEED a nonprofit status.

Each month the club will host a feed the homeless event. To participate in the monthly feed the homeless events email  Ali  at deltaclubfeed@gmail.com.

Club FEED is also planning to hold multiple fundraising events and will be working both on and off campus to raise awareness of world hunger.

Currently the club is selling T-shirts for $15 each, to help raise funds for future feeds.

Meetings for Club FEED are held every Friday at 11 a.m. in the Shima Lounge. All students are welcome.

For more information about Club FEED visit clubfeed.webs.com.