Pfeiffer University is known for doing BIG things. The same holds true for students from Delta Mu Delta (DMD) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) – Pfeiffer Chapters. Each semester, students from DMD and PBL are required to complete a community service project. For the Spring 2019 semester, DMD and PBL members teamed up to organize an on-campus food drive to collect spaghetti and sauce for the Back Pack for Kids program in collaboration with the First Lutheran Church in Albemarle. “Why spaghetti and sauce?” a donor asked. Spaghetti and sauce are easy to transport and will feed an entire family. Not surprising, our Pfeiffer Pfamily stepped up and donated 43.5 pounds of pasta and 56.5 pounds of pasta sauce. “I am so proud of our students and our Pfeiffer family,” stated Dr. Sandra Holley, DMD Chapter Advisor, after dropping off the spaghetti and sauce at the church. “Our students collected more than I thought they would, given that they were in the midst of final projects and final exams while collecting donations.”
First Lutheran Church is in the process of packing the backpacks. The proceeds go to Central Elementary School students. The Back Pack for Kids program provides nutritional resources to children who do not have access to food away from school. DMD and PBL continue to foster a commitment to service and ethical leadership – hallmarks of Pfeiffer’s mission and a true example of how small student organizations can make a BIG difference.