Members of Hamilton’s men’s lacrosse team recently volunteered in Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program at Clinton High School. Clinton United Methodist Church joined with the national Rise Against Hunger organization to package over 40,000 meals.
Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program coordinates the assembly-line packaging of nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and essential vitamins and minerals.
The organization supports safety net programs that provide nourishment, as well as additional skills training or services that support the difficult journey out of poverty.
Rise Against Hunger meals are provided in schools to encourage increased enrollment and attendance. For adults in community empowerment programs, the provision of meals offsets productive time lost while attending training sessions. Meals distributed in hospitals and clinics may support patients’ nutritional needs and complement their treatments.
The men’s lacrosse team intends to participate in a volunteer activity each month for the reminder of the year.