“Volunteering used to be an activity, but now I think it’s becoming part of our students’ lifestyles,” said Rebekah Dell, Assistant of Women and staff advisor to the GOAL program at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. Last week, over 100 students packed 22,000 meals for Haiti. This was after students of the GOAL program fundraised for the meals by encouraging others to give up a meal at a popular local sandwich shop and donate $9 to feed a child for a month. The $9 donations flooded in by students who were passionate about helping others.
Senior Jessie Fox and junior Zack Schultz initiated the campus-wide project, after visiting Haiti in January.
“For Hillsdale to be able to come together and — just in our student body — raise enough money and bring together all these people here to change kids’ lives and package all these meals is an incredible opportunity,” Schultz said.
GOAL had to raise $6,000 to pay for the meals, which consists of rice, pinto beans, soy protein, and a vitamin pack. Each meal costs 30 cents.
For pictures of the food packing event, click here. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xlknm2l72lxwkhp/AADiL391uqwmxX9rHoKkGGs-a?dl=0
Credit: The Collegian
Photo Credit: E. Davis, Hillsdale College