DURHAM, N.C. – Members of the Duke field hockey team took part in the 2014 Duke Martin Luther King Jr. Million Meals Event Monday at Durham Technical Community College. The Blue Devils helped package meals for those less fortunate in the Durham community and all over the world.
The MLK Million Meals program, directed by the non-profit organization Stop Hunger Now, is an annual service project providing meals for school lunch programs around the world. The Blue Devils partnered with other members of the Duke, North Carolina Central and Durham communities to help package thousands of meals for young children.
"Packaging meals at the MLK Million Meals event was a simple, but very rewarding experience," said sophomore Sarah Urdahl. "Knowing that our team could touch so many lives by simply giving up some free time made us all pledge to making community service more of a habit."
Stop Hunger Now, Inc., is an international relief aid association that coordinates in the distribution of food and emergency needs to families in need around the globe. The meals and daily necessities provided by the Raleigh, N.C., non-profit organization have helped people in need in more than 70 countries. To learn more about Stop Hunger Now, Inc., visit http://www.stophungernow.org/.