by Elizabeth Estifanos (16)
You might be familiar with one of the biggest issues the world is living with as of today, Hunger. On Saturday March 5th, 2016, the Wethersfield High School community gave back in an inspirational way by participating and hosting The Hunger Project for the first time in WHS history.
The Hunger Project is a volunteer service that helps feed kids generally all over the world with a main focus on the issue of poverty and hunger in our society.
The exciting event focused on sending the food packaged by the WHS students and faculty to the country of Zambia in Africa. The Hunger Project itself is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the end of hunger in this world.
Susannah Orzechowski, a volunteer at the Hunger Project event, described it as “a great movement and we’re helping a lot of people and it’s just you know, a little bit of our time but it can really make a big difference for someone else across the world.”
The movement sent food including dried vegetables and Himalayan salt, but most importantly helped feed the children and families in Zambia as well.
Rachel Caruk, another volunteer at the Hunger Project, described the activities that the volunteers completed as “packaging the meals and we each had a part in packaging them and putting them in the boxes.”
By creating these meals, the WHS students and community have helped kids all around Zambia with the issue of poverty. WHS hope to continue to do drives in support of the Hunger Project and other organizations like it. If you want to get involved with the Hunger Project click here.