FOREST CITY | Nearly 300 volunteers packaged 40,824 meals to be sent to Tanzania during the annual Stop Hunger event at Waldorf University last week.
Volunteers signed up for one-hours shifts to pack meals that included rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins.
One of the volunteers was Sharese Hall, who works in residence life at Waldorf. She's also a member of the university's Vocation and Service Committee, which helps organize the event in partnership with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City.
"I love to volunteer and help people. It's my passion," Hall said.
Volunteers signed up as individuals are in groups.
The food for each meal costs 30 cents.
Free will offerings were accepted during the event to help pay for the meals. A bake sale also took place on campus to raise funds.
A total of $10,206 was raised.
-- Mary Pieper