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Volunteers Needed Feb. 10-11 to Pack 100,000 Meals For Starving Children

Volunteers and donations are needed for The University of Toledo’s annual hunger-relief, food-packing event Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, in the Health Education Building on Main Campus.

The event is hosted by UToledo’s Klar Leadership Academy, a student organization led by the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation, in partnership with Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children in need around the world.

At least 500 volunteers are needed for UToledo’s annual hunger-relief, food-packing event Friday and Saturday in the Health Education Building on Main Campus.

The goal is for more than 500 volunteers to pack 100,000-plus meals for families in need worldwide — enough to provide a year’s worth of daily food for hundreds of children. Online donations also are needed to purchase meal ingredients.

There are a total of five volunteer shifts over the two days:

  • Friday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m., from noon to 2 p.m., and from 2 to 5 p.m.

To register for a shift, visit the Klar Leadership Academy’s event webpage, or to donate online, visit the Feed My Starving Children website.

“With the efforts of our Klar Leadership Academy students, volunteers and engaged community members and leaders, we aim to nourish the future by providing nutritious meals to children around the world, empowering them with the foundation they need to thrive and reach their full potential,” said Dr. Bob Yonker, an associate professor of management in the Neff College of Business and Innovation and director of the Klar Leadership Academy.

The Klar Leadership Academy was established in 2015 with the support of Steven Klar, a 1971 business alumnus, with the goal of preparing the next generation of exceptional leaders to carry on UToledo’s legacy of changing the world and improving the human condition.

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