NOVEMBER 20, 2015--ATLANTA – More than ever, college students are getting a taste of community service by extending a hand to others in need long before they graduate. Students at three U.S. schools demonstrated exceptional inventiveness and passion as they competed to raise money for their campus service organizations through the National Peanut Board’s “Snack Attack” competition.
The winning schools, determined by creative social engagement, are receiving a donation from America’s peanut farmers to power their college service organizations to fulfill their missions. They are:
First Place, receiving $2,500 – California State University, San Bernardino
Second Place, receiving $1,000 – Penn State University
Third Place, receiving $500 – University of Missouri – Kansas City
“When it comes to service, today’s students are doing things most of us would never have imagined when we were in college,” said Bob Parker, president and CEO of the National Peanut Board. “From creating and supporting on-campus food banks to promoting social justice, the compassion and resourcefulness they’re demonstrating are impressive and worthy of our support.”
Participating schools each received a Snack Attack box containing a 25-pound bag of shelled peanuts and a $200 gift card to create a unique Peanut Power trail mix to fuel their campuses through midterms. The students were asked to generate creative social engagement through Instagram and Twitter – using the hashtag #peanutpower and a unique hashtag representing their school.