An army of helping hands went to work at UNC-Wilmington this weekend in an effort to feed the hungry. The school was one of several university sites that participated in the Million-Meal Week; an effort to package and send one million meals all over the world.
More than 600 volunteers from the community helped package more than 100,000 meals here in Wilmington. Hoggard High School junior David Warren organized the event as part of his Eagle Scout project. He said the response was overwhelming.
“We could only find jobs for about three hundred and forty of them, and the rest of them we were switching in as much as we could. More people came than we thought,” said Warren. “There are a lot of good people out there and it really impressed me to see them here and helping.”
The event is part of Stop Hunger Now, a relief agency committed to stopping world hunger. The meals will now head on a journey that will take them to hungry children in either Kenya, Nicaragua or Haiti.
Each meal is packed complete with soy, dried vegetables, rice and vitamins.