The eight faculty members in the Department of Accounting and Finance paid to sponsor their team and volunteered, along with 3 spouses, to be the team in this event. The day-long event consisted of 4 groups of volunteers, each group working for 2 hours. The volunteers packaged 419,904 meals - enough to feed 1,633 children for a year. 2/3 of the meals packed will be shipped directly to the children in the Philippines.
Project Inspiration: The Power of 100 challenge was the inspiration for this project. The members of the department discussed what they would like to do to be part of the challenge and when this project was brought to our attention, it sounded perfect for us.