UK Students Help Fight Hunger

Food insecurity in Kentucky may be a bigger issue than some might think. Students in the University of Kentucky Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition took matters into their own hands by raising enough money to host a meal-packing event. The students were inspired to start their own event after attending the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at Auburn University. Partnering with Meals of Hope, an organization dedicated to providing food to local food pantries, the students fundraised to cover all the costs of packing and shipping meals. After only two hours, the students had packaged enough meals to feed 10,000 Central and Eastern Kentuckians.

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