University of Richmond’s Food Access Coalition will host the fourth annual Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event Feb. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room. The group is working to package more than 12,000 meals this year for people in need.

Food Access Coalition is a student-led group founded in September 2010 to create a campus-wide service event raising awareness about hunger issues. Students, faculty and other community members work with the international organization Stop Hunger Now to package food, which is sent to struggling communities around the U.S. and abroad.

“Even small donations make a huge difference since each Stop Hunger Now meal only costs 29-cents,” said Adrienne Piazza, one of the event organizers. “Thanks to the generosity of the community and our dedicated volunteers, we’ve been able to package 35,000 meals through these events in past years. We are excited to add to that number this year and continue making a difference.”

For more information or to donate or volunteer, visit the Food Access Coalition page on the University of Richmond website.

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