Tropicana Students Feed More than 10,000 Hungry Children
Santa Barbara, CA – December 1, 2012 – For several hours on a rainy Saturday afternoon, more than 75 Tropicana Student Housing residents and staff along with UCSB Rugby, UCSB Field Hockey, and SBCC Cheerleaders, teamed up to prepare meal packets for Stop Hunger Now. Tropicana Gardens Café turned into an assembly line to create 10,300 meals of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and nutrients.
“I’m so proud of the work the volunteers did to pull this off,” says Dave Wilcox, Executive Director of Tropicana Student Housing. “It was exciting to hear the gong sound whenever we reached the milestone of another 1,000 meals completed.” The 10,300 meals that the Tropicana students and staff assembled will be distributed to Guatemala through Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency that ships them to school feeding programs in developing countries.
Stop Hunger Now coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world, with a mission to end hunger in our lifetime. Stop Hunger Now’s meal packing program began in 2005, and since then, more than 100,000 volunteers have packaged nearly 30 million meals to feed the world’s impoverished.
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