ECU And Company Strive For A Million Meals

Stopping the hunger was the aim of hundreds from around eastern carolina as they did their part to help package a million meals.

The event took place just before 9AM Saturday at the Boys And Girls Club on West Fire Tower Road in Greenville.

The event was put on by the ECU Volunteer and Service-Learning Center and Stop The Hunger organization.

Volunteers gathered together in an assembly line fashion bagging up things like rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables.

Organizers say the meals have a serving size of six and cost 25 cents to make.

Last year ECU students and the community packaged 201,108 meals at their branch alone.

Other schools which took part were NC State, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington. Chapel Hill and Wilmington do their event on August 29th.

Volunteers worked in three shifts of about 250 people per shift.

To keep things lively organizers had an Emcee and a gong was hit every time five-thousand meals were packaged and loaded onto the truck.

Last year a total of 1,010,374 meals were packaged and sent out from all the participating schools.

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