A group of Savannah State University students earned the Silver Spoon Award from Campbell Soup Co. after collecting 6,500 pounds of food for local hunger relief as part of the university's inaugural Hunger Awareness Week.
The students are members of the SSU chapter of Students in Free Enterprise and the College of Business Administration's Leadership and Professional Development class.
They entered Campbell's "Let's Can Hunger" competition in April and pledged to collect 5,000 pounds of food. They also established Hunger Awareness Week at SSU and held several food drives, surpassing their goal by 1,500 pounds, according to the university.
The food was donated to the Savannah Baptist Center.
Campbell's President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas R. Conant presented the Silver Spoon Award to the students at the SIFE National Exposition in Minneapolis.
Rachel Raines, president of the SSU chapter of SIFE; Ericka Williams, treasurer; and Shalonda K. Bradford, founding adviser and lecturer of business management at SSU attended the exposition.