Photo above: Nearly a hundred students volunteered their time for the third annual Stop Hunger Now meal packing program last week at Beaufort High School.
By Bob Sofaly
Nearly 100 Beaufort High School students converged on the “small gym” to measure dehydrated food and put it into plastic bags, seal and pack these meals into boxes last week for the third annual “Stop Hunger Now” meal packing program.
With protective hair nets on, the students worked hard to correctly measure the dehydrated soy protein, rice and mixed vegetables and pack the meals into boxes destined help feed those that need it most around the world.
“Each box contains 216 pre-measured meals which makes each box weigh about 33 pounds,” according to Valerie Carpenter, assistant program manager. She said the boxes are shipped to a central location for distribution all over the world. Carpenter said in the three years they have been participating in this program, BHS students have packed and shipped 10,152 meals. There are some very appreciative people out there enjoying a balanced meal for a change.