On Saturday, March 8, 2014, the SU community will pack 40,000 meals of rice and beans for people in need of disaster relief. This event will take place on campus and will require 400 people each working for 1 hour to pack the meals. As a community, we will also need to raise $10,000 to purchase the rice and beans.
The most basic need in the world is food, and the most vulnerable victims of hunger are children. The United Nations reports that childhood hunger is responsible for the deaths of 6.5 million children under the age of five each year. Our hope is to raise awareness about hunger and for the community of Salisbury University to work together to help alleviate hunger. We will be partnering with Global Aid Network (GAiN) for this event. GAiN’s purpose is to give and provide sustainability to the world’s most poor so they have more water, more food, and more employment for every man, woman, and child.
GAiN’s food program exists to meet the nutritional and supplemental food needs of the most vulnerable people in the underdeveloped world. Through food packing projects, food shipments, and collaboration with like-minded organizations, food programs provide children and their families with lifesaving food aid, including more than 13 million meals in 2012.
You are invited to come and be a part of this event, an opportunity to help people with the most basic and essential need: food. You can help by bringing students, faculty, or staff who can pack meals on Saturday and by raising funds and giving toward the goal of $10,000.
Cru is hosting this campus-wide humanitarian effort as an opportunity for SU's community to come together in an effort to provide aid for people in need. Cru is a registered student organization on Salisbury University's campus