Selling bowls of chili is this year’s Sigma Alpha membership class’s way of helping the local food bank and South Dakota ranchers who fell victim to an early blizzard this fall.
The members will set up in the Agriculture Building next to Tiger Garden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21. A lunch of chili, dessert and a drink costs $5, but items can also be purchased separately. A single bowl of chili costs $3.
Sigma Alpha will donate the proceeds to The Black Hills Area Community Foundation and the Invest an Acre program. The Black Hills Area Community Foundation helps those who want to donate connect with the correct cause, in this case the Rancher Relief Fund. Invest an Acre allows Sigma Alpha to double its donation because Monsanto will donate matching funds to the Central Missouri Food Bank.
Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority at MU. The 20 women of the membership class chose this chili lunch as their philanthropy event so they could assist the local community as well as the agricultural community in need.
“We are an agricultural sorority and we want to help with this huge problem facing the ag industry, but also help the local community we are a part of,” said Samantha Coulson, a freshman member of the Sigma Alpha membership class.
Coulson’s final remarks for CAFNR students: “Hope to see you there!”