On November 5, The Steward School will once again host a Rise Against Hunger
meal-packing event on campus. Rise Against Hunger meals are served around the globe in medical clinics, vocational training programs, elder care facilities, and schools. The event takes place in the multi-purpose gym in the Athletic Center, and your help is needed with this service-driven project! Sign up today
“We welcome faculty, staff, alumni, families, and friends to assist with setup and help with meal packing,” said Coordinator of Service Learning & Engagement Taquisha Bell. Set-up will take place from 12-2 p.m., meal packing will take place from 2-4:30 p.m., and clean-up will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. In all, 125 volunteers are needed to make this a successful event, which is open to all ages.
“This is a great way to meet other members of the Steward community, help those in need, and have fun!” said Events Coordinator Nan Semmelman. With this year’s schoolwide theme of “service,” the Rise Against Hunger event has even greater meaning to the Steward community.
The meal packets will be sent to developing nations throughout the world. Over the years, Steward volunteers have packed more than 20,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. As they have for many years, Bobby and Kim Magnano (parents of Joe '25, Tommy '23, Michael '20, and Matea '17) are sponsoring the event.
“The Magnano family has been pivotal in helping Steward partner with Rise Against Hunger for many years, and we are so grateful for their generosity,” said Ms. Bell. “With our schoolwide theme of ‘service’ this year, Rise Against Hunger is a wonderful opportunity for Spartans to work together and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.”