Nearly 350 volunteers -- most of them Ohio State students, faculty and staff -- packed 75,000 meals and raised money for Stop Hunger Now.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences joined forces with the student organization Buckeyes Against Hunger to co-host the Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event Nov. 24 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.
The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation underwrote the 75,000 meals as part of The Heinz Micronutrient Campaign (HMC).
In 2013, the HMC launched a new partnership with Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh, N.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate hunger in developing nations around the world.
Stop Hunger Now launched in 1998. Its mission is “To end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.”
Other event sponsors are Commerce National Bank, Silver Level, and First Merit Bank, Bronze Level.