World Record Event to Fight Hunger
Hunger has no boundaries
On Saturday September 8, join University of Guelph students, alumni and others from the University community in a World Record Event to Fight Hunger. Our goal is to beat last year’s world record and pack 200, 000 meals in one hour for areas in need.
Time: 1:00 pm- 2pm (registration opens at 12:00 pm)
Location: Johnston Green (corner of Gordon St. and College Ave.)
Rain Location: Field House
25,000 people die each day from hunger – more than tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS combined. That’s 600 every hour, 10 every minute, 1 every 6 seconds. In one hour… you could influence 200,000+ lives and make a significant difference.
As a part of The BetterPlanet Project and initiatives for Universities Fighting World Hunger the University of Guelph is organizing this event to raise awareness about hunger and do something about it!
Please help promote the event by encouraging others to join; talk about it and even share it on facebook and twitter! Feel free to invite as many others as you can.
The meals will be distributed to Mauritania in West Africa which is currently experiencing a severe drought. This is the second year for the world record food packing event and we hope this will continue in a series of events to help fight world hunger and make this a better planet.
Our goal is to package 1 Million meals this year, 200, 000 meals at this event alone in just one hour! To do this we will need approximately 1,500 volunteers to package the meals and Green Shirt Volunteers to assist with set up, clean up and other special roles.
Register as an individual or as a team. Prizes will be awarded for spirit, most meals packed and costumes- dress up or come as a theme for fun! Come with your friends and family; even contribute to your 40 hours of community service!
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Still have questions?
Contact Emily Bolton email@example.com
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