Serving the Food Science Community and Beyond
IFT Cares and Feeding America
Through IFT Cares, a number of IFT members donated their time during the 2009 Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Anaheim to pack food at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
IFT volunteers packed nearly 1,700 boxes of food equating to 85,000 meals for food bank clients of Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County supplies food to more than 200,000 residents each month, and the client base has increased by 32% in recent months as a result of the recession.
IFT Foundation & Student Association Fun Run
Thanks to the unwavering support of hundreds of IFT members, more than 350 people participated in the 9th Annual Fun Run on Monday, June 8, 2009 in Anaheim. Dedicated runners, walkers, and generous contributors raised over $50,000 for the event, benefitting IFT Foundation scholarships.The Foundation has provided more than 4,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students to attract bright young minds to food science, food technology, and related curricula. The IFT Foundation awarded 94 scholarships during the 2009-2010 academic year totaling $140,250.
C. Ann Hollingsworth Student Leadership Scholarship
In late 2009, the IFT Foundation and IFT Student Association, through a committee of Ann’s peers, established the Dr. C. Ann Hollingsworth Student Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship will recognize student leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at their university and in the IFT Student Association, along with passion for student advocacy, IFT, and their chosen profession. It will provide funds for student leaders to continue their studies and join the ranks of IFT leaders as their careers progress - fostering the students who will chart a strategic course for the organization and our profession. The IFT Foundation has a campaign goal of $50,000 to make this program for student leaders a reality.
Richard L. Hall Scholarship in Flavor Science
The Richard L. Hall Scholarship in Flavor Science was established by the IFT Foundation through a generous gift from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in food science. Recipients will embody the same devotion to the use of sound science in the safety assessment of flavors that have characterized Dr. Hall’s 50 years of dedicated service to the flavor industry.