January 23, 2019
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Huntingdon Students Package Meals to “Feed the Dream”
Montgomery, Ala.—More than 200 Huntingdon students, faculty, and staff took part in a campus-wide service project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Monday, January 21. In partnership with the non-profit organization Rise Against Hunger and their Feeding the Dream initiative, participants assembled meal kits for distribution to the world’s most vulnerable populations. More than 10,000 meals were packaged, with each meal serving up to six individuals. The meals will be sent to people who are in critical need around the world. The partnership was arranged by the Office of Student Affairs.
“This was a phenomenal event,” said Fran Taylor, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “Rise Against Hunger had the day’s activities perfectly timed and organized, and our job was to provide the space and the volunteers. We were happy to do both for such a worthy cause. I think students left not only feeling good about the good they had done, but also having the memory of a great time working with other students, faculty, and staff.”
Rise Against Hunger’s mission is to end world hunger by the year 2030. The Huntingdon event was one of more than 160 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 packaged more than 3 million hunger relief meals consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
There were no classes at Huntingdon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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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