Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ole Miss greeks team up with Feed the Hunger to battle world starvation

Photo courtesy of Feed the Hunger

Every five seconds a child dies from a hunger related disease.  However, hunger is not a food problem but a distribution problem.  For that reason hunger is not typically a publicized crisis in the United States.  But for children in third world countries, finding their next meal is an everyday concern.

Feed the Hunger is the children’s ministry of New Directions International devoted to providing physical and spiritual food to children across the globe.  The organization tackles the issue of malnutrition by hosting pack-a-thons nation wide in which volunteers bag and seal meals comprised of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables, and vitamin powder.  The meals are then shipped worldwide and distributed by Feed the Hunger team members.

Every year the Feed the Hunger hosts a pack-a-thon at Ole Miss.  While the pack-a-thon is not until February, Ole Miss students are beginning to gather donations and prepare for the event.  The sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma organized the first pack-a-thon at Ole Miss.  Now, this group of girls is looking for campus and community involvement to lend a helping hand.  For more on the story, click here.

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