ORONO – UMaine students are once again looking to feed the state’s food-insecure population – and they need your help.
Students are asking for monetary donations for their second Maine Day Meal Pack-out.
Volunteers will then use that money to purchase and pack meals to give to local food banks.
Organizers also hope the event spreads awareness about Maine’s hunger problem.
A donation of just $1 can feed a family of four.
Last year, volunteers packed more than 107,000 meals.
“The goal has always been to do as much good as we can,” said event organizer Jack Brown. “So we’re at a little more than 60,000 meals right now in terms of fundraising, and even if we don’t raise any more money, to me that’s a success, because no matter what they’re going to people who need them.”
The pack-out is scheduled for May 2 at 9 a.m.
There is still time to donate and there are a couple of ways to do so.
You can send students cash or checks made out to Maine Day Meal Pack-out.
You can also donate online.