Rise Against Hunger Event Exceeds Expectations
The gym floor of the R.L. Vaughan Center on the campus of Elizabeth City State University was packed with people. Each one had arrived to package meals to be sent across the globe in an effort to fight hunger. It was the Rise Against Hunger event and in all there were more than 700 people volunteering on Sunday, Nov. 19.
“There were 700 volunteers, and they packed 109,000 meals and bagged 14,000 pounds of apples for Food Bank of the Albemarle,” said Russ Haddad, Special Assistant to the Chancellor.