A group of Regent University students is working to help fund food banks for families in the African nation of Niger.
The students are members of the university's Virginia Beach, Va. based Students in Free Enterprise or SIFE.
The group partnered with Operation Blessing International, using a grant awarded to them by Campbell Soup Company's "Let's Can Hunger" challenge.
"Our mission is to help people improve their lives through free enterprise," explained Connie Tynes, who heads up the Niger project. "When the opportunity to help people escape hunger came along, we were all for it."
Students hosted fund raising events in the community as well as projects on campus. They were able to raise enough money to fund one seed bank, and they are well on their way to funding a second.
"We're blessed to know that when those people go to sleep, they won't go to sleep hungry," Tynes said. "We've been blessed to help people in need."
Each seed bank serves around 700 people.
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