One group of students is spreading the love to those who need it most.

A journalism immersion class that focuses on East Central Indiana’s food system will raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank by selling valentines in the lobby of the David Letterman Communication and Media Building.

Each $1 valentine sold provides four meals for those in need, a campus-wide email said.

To participate, students can come around lunchtime and buy a valentine. The class provides ready-made and DIY valentines, along with crayons, markers and stickers to make one.

Those unable to make the in-person fundraiser may also donate online through Facebook. For $3 online, a dozen meals will be donated.

The class itself aims to tell Muncie’s stories through food and how available it is to the community. 

According to its website, about 64 percent of Muncie residents live more than a mile from a grocery store in a food desert.

The stories the class produces include profiles of Muncie residents and Ball State students, resource guides detailing where food is available and a digital cookbook.

The class will start fundraising Tuesday.