October 26, 2023

Titus Center for Franchising Hosts Meal Packing Event with Meals of Hope

Titus Center for Franchising Logo for meal packing event

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Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University’s Titus Center for Franchising is hosting a volunteer event to support local food banks. The meal packing event in partnership with Meals of Hope will be hosted from 5 to 7 p.m., November 14 on the Baxter Green, 901 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. This event is open to the public, with space for 150 individuals to volunteer.

In just two hours, volunteers will package and distribute approximately 50,000 meals to be distributed to food banks in Palm Beach County. Titus Center Advisory Board members will be participating, and PBA students are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register to participate, email titus_center@pba.edu.

Founded in 2007, Meals of Hope is a nonprofit organization committed to “bringing people together to fight the hunger epidemic.” In 16 years, Meals of Hope has packed over 80 million meals that have been donated to communities in need across the nation and around the world.

“We are grateful for Meals of Hope and their mission to eradicate hunger in America,” said Dr. John Hayes, director of the Titus Center for Franchising. “We are giving the PBA community, including students, faculty, staff and their families, the opportunity to participate in a meal packing event “We’ll pack meals for the benefit of Palm Beach County food banks — and we’ll have fun in the process. This is a brilliant franchise concept, and we look forward to getting the support of others in community.”

PBA will honor Steve Popper, founder of Meals of Hope, and Jack Day, Vice President of Franchise Development at Meals of Hope, earlier that day at the American Free Enterprise (AFE) Ceremony. Popper and Day are Titus Center Advisory Board members. AFE is a tradition at PBA that dates back to 1984. It is highlighted by a medal ceremony that honors individuals whose hard work and achievement exemplify the best of the American free enterprise system. Popper and Day are 2023 AFE companion medalists. The ceremony will take place November 14 at 11 a.m. in the Rubin Arena, 1100 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Housed in the Rinker School of Business (RSB), the Titus Center is a Center of Excellence at PBA, and it is dedicated to educating the next franchise generation. Since 2017, the center has helped students master the principles of business franchising while also providing professional education for people who want to work in franchising, buy a franchise, or franchise their business. The center’s Advisory Board provides ongoing insight, resources and support. Many Advisory Board members speak to classes each semester, and many offer internships and scholarships. To learn more about the Titus Center, visit www.tituscenter.com.

About Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University, founded in 1968, is a private, Christian university, offering 100 different programs and pathways, including undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and professional degrees. The university has a 29-acre campus in West Palm Beach and an Orlando campus, and the 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate sports. Sailfish athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division II and Sunshine State Conference varsity sports. PBA affirms the values that have built American society, including religious liberty and the free enterprise system. The university is dedicated to the integration of biblical principles to prepare students for learning, leadership, and service. Learn more at www.pba.edu.

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