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Event Recap: Homecoming Service Project

Event Recap: Homecoming Service Project

By Erica Lane

This year, the University of Maryland Alumni Association kicked off Homecoming week by gathering Terps to give back. The Alumni Association partnered with Terps Against Hunger, a student-run organization fighting food insecurity in the Washington, D.C. metro area, for a meal-packing service project at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. More than 300 volunteers rolled up their sleeves, tied back their hair and worked together to pack over 100,000 meals to Do Good for their community. The meals were sent to the Capital Area Food Bank to be distributed to families in need, but Terps Against Hunger also works with a variety of partners to distribute meals that meet an individual’s nutritional needs, generally consisting of rice, soy protein, vitamins and minerals, and dehydrated vegetables. To date, Terps Against Hunger volunteers have packed more than two million meals.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit the Alumni Association’s website.

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