Putt Putt for a Cause: Blue's SLP Donates Food to Local Pantry

Jul 11, 2023 10:45:27 AM Campus Summer Leadership Program Giving Back

Posted By: Caroline Ellis

Underwater-themed Putt-Putt course designed by students in the Summer Leadership Program at Blue | Putt Putt for a Cause: Blue's SLP Donates Food to Local Shelter | Be Concerned Food Pantry

In Kentucky, 20 percent of residents experience insufficient access to food and within that group, 20 percent are children. 

That statistic is just one of the many reasons why this year's Summer Leadership Program community service activity was centered around providing food items to a local food pantry.

About the Summer Leadership Program Activity

As part of a team-building exercise, students were broken into teams and then tasked to make a mini-golf course out of non-perishable food items, including canned goods, ramen, peanut butter, jelly, and cereal.




Once the golf courses were finished, judges played the course. The courses were judged on how well their course met par, their creativity, and the difficulty of the course.

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After declaring the winner, students sorted all the non-perishable items into boxes and donated them to Be Concerned, a local food pantry in Covington, Kentucky.

About Be Concerned

Be Concerned's mission is to ensure that the people of Northern Kentucky have access to essential items, while also fostering an environment that preserves their humanity and dignity. Be Concerned strives to provide families with healthy, fresh food that ultimately allows for a healthier lifestyle.

Be Concerned’s main food program is called the Choice Pantry Program. This program allows monthly visits to the pantry, where customers can pick out 60-70 pounds of canned goods, pasta, bread, cereal crackers, milk, eggs, frozen meat, and fresh vegetables.

During summer months, Be Concerned works with the farmers nearby to provide fresh vegetables in the summer. They also have four other food services including:

  • Senior Food Delivery
  • College Student Food Delivery
  • Homebound Food Delivery
  • Emergency Food Assistance
Not only does Be Concerned have five different food services that are free, but they also have a thrift store that is extremely affordable and includes almost everything that you could need. All proceeds from the thrift store go back to the food pantry.

In 2020 alone, they served 6,746 people in more than 2,900 households.

If you would like to donate or get involved with Be Concerned, visit their website, linked here.

About the Summer Leadership Program

Blue’s Jumpstart Summer Leadership Program is a two-day, expenses-paid retreat where college students (freshmen to juniors) can learn more about our company and public accounting roles.

The leadership program is a great opportunity to:

  • Network and build your understanding of the accounting profession by hearing from industry professionals.
  • Speak with Blue leadership and recent graduates about how they chose their career paths and got to where they are today.
  • Participate in team building and social events with students from different schools.
  • Learn what companies like Blue & Co. are looking for in candidates for internships and full-time positions.
To learn more about our internship program or when we will be visiting a campus near you, click here

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