My Mom took my brother Finn and I to the University of Delaware last night to volunteer at a Stop Hunger Now event which as held at the Perkins Student Center. We were told that 25,000 people die each day around the world due to hunger! That is not good! But it made it all the more important to be at the event and work hard to help people.
Volunteering was A LOT of work! I mean A LOT! Me and my brother were actually sweating. Our hair was wet! The guy running the event decided that we should be runners, but unless you know the process of what we did you won’t know what a runner means.
So there were a bunch of college kids there and some of them put rice, dried veggies and vitamin packets into a funnel, which dumped the ingredients into a bag. The bags were put into little crates. when the crates were filled someone would shout, “RUNNER!” As a runner me or Finn would go grab the full crate and bring it to the weighing station. The bags were weighed and then sealed before being packed into brown boxes. Each box held 36 bags, each bag serves 6 people.
We packed 20,000 meals in 2 hours! Each time we packed a bunch, like 2,000 towards our goal me and Finn were allowed to go hit a big gong thing and it made a loud noise and then all the volunteers cheered and were really excited! It made me so happy!
October is “World Hunger Action” Month so if you are able to go help people in need or volunteer with groups you should definitely do it. it’s fun, it makes you feel good and it just shows you that every single person name really make a difference.