April 17, 2014  

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Southern Miss Groups Package Food for Underprivileged Children

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Southern Miss students prepare food packages as part of Stop Hunger Now. (University Communications photo by Van Arnold)

The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) at The University of Southern Mississippi joined forces with several other campus entities on Nov. 15 for the 2nd Annual Food Packaging event as part of Stop Hunger Now.

Greek Life, the Office of Sustainability, Southern Miss Outdoor Programs and the Office of Multicultural Programs united with OCSL to assemble food packages that will be used to benefit grade schools in developing countries. In many cases, these are the only meals children in those countries will consume throughout the day.

Approximately 85 Southern Miss students helped package more than 11,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Program which envisions a world without hunger. The packets contain a combination of vitamins, soy for protein, dried vegetables, and rice.

“What better time to do this than in the holiday season when Southern Miss students are sitting around the table with their family and friends for the holidays,” said Southern Miss graduate student Garrett Wright. “It solidifies their thankfulness for everything that they do have when they recognize and truly show empathy for the struggles in other sections of the world.”

To learn more about the Office of Community Service Learning, call 601.266.5074 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/student-affairs/about-office-community-service-learning