Two students at a fall breakfast drive
December 12, 2017

UMD’s chapter of the Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U) National Honor Society hosted a fall breakfast drive in collaboration with the Maryland Food Bank to provide packaged breakfast food to local children in need. The drive was held from October 23 through November 6, and resulted in the collection of 45 items.

The breakfast drive was part of Phi U’s ongoing focus on child hunger in schools this semester. They also recently held a bake sale to donate money to No Kid Hungry, a campaign by the nonprofit Share Our Strength that seeks to end childhood hunger in the United States.

“Phi Upsilon Omicron has been an active honors society within the Department of Family Science for well over 15 years,” says Nacie Grigsby, Phi Upsilon Omicron Interim Advisor, 2016-2017. Its active mission is to strive for academic excellence by promoting the idea of lifelong learning through leadership building and forging opportunities for service. The students within the organization advance the foundation of family and consumer sciences through their research and academic exploration. Interested students, with high scholastic records, can seek membership as early as their Sophomore year. To learn more about Phi U and membership opportunities, contact the current chapter president at

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