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NOVA campuses to partner with Stop Hunger Now in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

What:

Students, faculty and staff of Northern Virginia Community College, as well as K-12 students and the local community, will work together to stop hunger around the world by partnering with Stop Hunger Now. Celebrating this national event, NOVA Campuses will assemble more than 30,000 dehydrated meals in an effort to end hunger around the world. In addition, the Alexandria campus will collect canned goods and gently-used outer wear to distribute to local nonprofit agencies.

Where/When:

Monday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Due to the large number of registrations, this event has been moved.

New Location: Schlesinger Center, NOVA-Alexandria, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria

For the past five years, more than 2,500 students, faculty, staff, local K-12 students and community members have participated in the National MLK Day of service. Due to the large community response, the event on the 19th has exceeded capacity and registration has closed.

Another service event will be held in Howsmon Hall Cafeteria at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on Friday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. At this event, students, faculty and staff will work with Stop Hunger Now to package meals for the hungry.

About Stop Hunger Now: Since 1998, Stop Hunger Now has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. The food kit process combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. The organization works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals to countries in need. The majority of Stop Hunger Now meals supply school lunch programs.

Media Contact:  Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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