January 16, 2019
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Huntingdon Partners with Rise Against Hunger for MLK Day of Service
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will partner with the non-profit organization Rise Against Hunger and their Feeding the Dream initiative for the College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Monday, January 21, in Roland Student Center. For the service project, students will assemble meal kits for distribution to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Students will work in three 1-hour shifts (7:45–8:45 a.m.; 8:45–9:45 a.m.; 9:45–10:45 a.m.) to package 10,152 meals. A representative of Rise Against Hunger will be on site to talk about world hunger.
Rise Against Hunger’s mission is to end world hunger by the year 2030. The Huntingdon event will be one of more than 160 signature Rise Against Hunger packaging events in the country taking place from January 14 through 28. In the packaging events, volunteers of all ages and nationalities will package more than 3 million hunger relief meals consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The meals will be sent to people who are in critical need.
There are no classes at Huntingdon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but offices are open.
Students who wish to participate in this service opportunity should sign up in the Office of Community Service in the Hut. See DaMonta’ Wiggins.
In keeping with the College’s motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” Huntingdon conducts a campus-wide service project on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday annually, among many service initiatives. Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.
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1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
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