More than 250 Northern Virginia students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members will work together during the MLK National Day of Service. For the fourth year, NOVA Campuses partnered with Stop Hunger Now to package thousands of dehydrated meals in an effort to end hunger around the world. In addition, the Alexandria Campus will collect canned goods and gently used outerwear to distribute to local nonprofit organizations.
In its seven years of participating in the National Day of Service, NOVA has partnered with nonprofit organizations and encouraged students and the local community to volunteer each year.
“Many of our volunteers have participated every year. It’s an amazing effort where we have hundreds of students, and community members come together for a ‘day on’ instead of a day off,” said Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover, dean of Learning and Technology Resources.
For the past six years, more than 2,500 students, faculty, staff and local community members have participated in the National MLK Day of Service. To volunteer, register here.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
Schlesinger Center, NOVA-Alexandria, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria
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.
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