Students raise funds and assemble meals for hungry kids

Hundreds of students worked to package thousands of meals for children who are hungry
December 5, 2013 3:51:02 PM PST
The gymnasium of Summer Creek High School looked more like a factory, of sorts, early Thursday morning. Hundreds of students were busy packing thousands of meals for needy kids.

The "packing event" was spearheaded by FFA students from various high schools across northern Houston. About 450 teens gathered in the gym, and in assembly-line form, carefully measured and packaged a combination of chicken flavored vitamin powder, dried vegetables, soy and rice. Their goal was to pack and box 30,000 meals that could be sent to local food banks and food pantries.

The FFA students raised nearly $9,000 by selling bracelets, in order to raise the money to purchase the ingredients needed for the meals. Their partner in this community service project is Houston Kids Against Hunger. A spokesman from Houston Kids Against Hunger says one out of every four kids goes hungry every day.

The FFA students who lead the effort to package the meals included teens from Humble, Aldine, Houston, Spring, Crosby, Galena Park and Alief area schools. The students say they wanted to make a positive impact while addressing a series community issue.

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