Monday, April 21, 2014

Randolph students will package meals for the hungry on Earth Day

Randolph College students will package 10,000 meals for people in need on Tuesday, April 22.

The College’s student government has partnered with Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit group with a branch in Lynchburg, to package the food. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Gravely-Hampson Commons.

Amanda Denny, the College’s director of leadership and engagement, has volunteered with Stop Hunger Now several times, including one event on campus several years ago. She recently suggested that the Randolph College student government partner again with Stop Hunger Now. “Student government had been looking for a project to support that would bring our students, faculty, and staff together in a meaningful way,” she said.

Denny’s idea excited the student government members. “We thought it was a great idea and decided to go forward to it,” said Coulton Watson, a student senator who is organizing the event. “It’s a great way to be involved in the community, as well as show our appreciation and give back.”

Watson has recruited many volunteers from the student body, and faculty and staff members are welcome to assist, too.