Langley Pyramid Packages Meals for Rise Against Hunger

School News
February 12, 2020

students packaging a mealAn estimated 450 FCPS Langley pyramid families, students, and community members teamed up with Rise Against Hunger to package meals for the world’s hungry last weekend. This is the sixth year the Langley Pyramid schools have worked with Rise Against Hunger to orchestrate the event at Colvin Run Elementary and provide students and families with an opportunity to impact students and families in developing countries while teaching students about the importance of service learning and its impact on others. This event raised the funding to package 93,000 meals in a collective effort to Rise Against Hunger.  Students and families saw the importance of being part of a global community and working together to impact and support the education of over 500,000 students around the world. Meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinate the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The Rise Against Hunger website reports that volunteers packed 531,551,638 meals to provide meals to some of the more than 800 million people who lack adequate food around the world. Contact Afton Carlson at arcarlson@fcps.edu