Posted by: Karen Smith | April 17, 2011

Help Assemble 30,000 Meals for the Hungry on Rutgers Day

Update: Representatives will be at the Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue recruiting volunteers, accepting donations, and showing a packaged meal from 7 p.m.to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday night this week. Donate to the cause here.

On April 30, members of the university community and the public are invited to join an assembly line of volunteers who will be packing meals for thousands of needy people around the world.

The event, sponsored by the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), with support from Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH), will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus.

Anyone age 5 or older can participate.

“Two of our school’s main goals are to educate people about the world of work and to make a positive impact on the world,” said SMLR Dean David Finegold. “This event on Rutgers Day is a chance to do both, and have some fun at the same time.”

Prior to the event, a bulk shipment of dehydrated rice/soy meals will be delivered to the Werblin Center by the Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization. Then Rutgers volunteers get to work, packaging as many as 5,000 meals per hour. Each meal feeds a family of four. The packaged meals are placed in bags which are vacuum sealed, and Stop Hunger Now ships them to needy communities worldwide.

Check out this video for more information on Stop Hunger Now and its activities on college campuses:


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