RU partners with Stop Hunger Now to prepare meals for needy children in Zambia


Student volunteers came together in the Bannister Glasshouse to help prepare packaged rice to send to thousands of needy kids out in the south African country Zambia.

Rev. Ted Goshorn, university minister to students, organized the event for Oct. 24 from 3-5 p.m. as part of Homecoming festivities.

“We organized the event (Student Activities, Religious Life, SGA) to give back in the midst of celebrating Reinhardt,” Goshorn said “We understand the culture and history of Reinhardt as one that regularly gives back, and so we thought the homecoming week festivities should reflect that. As such, we committed to pack meals for the hungry through a fun, fast-paced, environment, which is what Stop Hunger Now is. We hoped to inspire the community to continue to give back and provide an opportunity to be a legend in ministry by feeding the hungry.”

Stop Hunger now is an international hunger relief agency that provides the opportunity to give back to those countries that are less fortunate by gathering volunteers to help provide packaged meals in a fast-pace working environment. This particular event was ran by program coordinator for “Stop Hunger Now” DeRon Waller.

“We meet an immediate need which is hunger, but we meet it with a sustainable long-term development goal,” Waller said. “A lot of our meals are given out at schools, so not only do the kids come to school, they also have another incentive to come. They go to school, learn and get fed.”

The atmosphere of the event was very lively. Students were excited to work with each other and enjoyed the fast-pace work method. Altogether it served as a beautiful event that would help kick off the Homecoming week with good team work and collaboration.

Story By: Jaydon Smith. Photo By: Jaydon Smith
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