By Liz McAvoy
February 12, 2011
Approximately 100 volunteers will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 in the Alice Haynes Commons, and by the time three hours are up, will have packaged 20,000 balanced, nutritional meals through the Stop Hunger Now organization.
"It's kind of a mad house, a big assembly line of people putting together bags of food," said Robert Maddux, adjunct professor of management.
Maddux brought the Stop Hunger Now initiative to Richmond last semester, after deciding to pursue a meal-packaging effort for severely underprivileged children at a school in Orissa, India.
Adrienne Piazza, coordinator of student development and educational programs for the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, has helped Maddux garner support for the program from faculty, staff and students.
"We have actually reached our goal of $5,000," Piazza said.