Hunger Actions, an SFU student-run financial literacy and healthy living program for low-income single mothers, is awarded a $1,500 grant through the Redefining Success contest, put on annually by Booster Juice Central City.
Hunger Actions, is a program presented by Enactus SFU, a not-for-profit organization that takes entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need in the community. Along with Hunger Actions, Enactus SFU runs many programs that address social, environmental and economics needs in the community.
Since its launch in April 2011, Hunger Actions has reached out and empowered many low-income single mothers to improve their lifestyles by teaching them effective meal planning, nutrition tips, fitness and financial literacy. Through the program, participants are guided to obtaining new skills so they can establish better habits among their families.
In the past, Hunger Actions has held partnerships with Newton Advocacy, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and others. This year, Hunger Actions is working with single mothers groups at YWCA, Salvation Army and the Open Door Society.
Jeff Cooley, owner of Booster Juice Central City, has been a strong advocate of Hunger Actions ever since they launched. This year, his company awarded Hunger Actions with a $1,500 grant as well as another donation to go towards gift baskets for the single mothers that were involved with Hunger Actions.
Recently, the program was also chosen as one of 15 winners of the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment project partnership, winning $1,500 to jumpstart the reach and scale of the program.
For more information, contact Xinyan Chen at external.relations@EnactusSFU.com or 778-886-9265.