For the 5th year in a row, NOVA students, faculty, staff and community members commemorated MLK Day by taking a day on and not a day off.
Volunteers assembled 21,384 food meal kits in partnership with Stop Hunger Now organization. Working together to end hunger in our lifetime.
This year we partnered with Stop Hunger Now organization. Approximately 200 students, parents, staff and community members assembled 20,000 meal kits consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. The service event helped us create a world without hunger.
Join us for the 4th Annual NOVA SERVES: MLK Day of Service. The service event will take place on Saturday, January 19th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the NOVA Alexandria campus. This year’s event will consist of assembling 20,000 food kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now* organization. T-shirts will be provided to the first 250 volunteers.
Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime! Help us reach our goal to package 20,000+ meals on January 19th. Working together we can create a world without hunger.
To register go to: http://goo.gl/5vqST
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*Stop Hunger Now is a Raleigh-based international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for 13 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.
Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 25 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of five years and transports quickly.
Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country. The majority of Stop Hunger Now’s meals supply school lunch programs. Due to the ease of assembly and transport, meals can be shipped to areas in crisis.
This process for distribution, through school feeding programs in hunger-stricken regions, is seen as a practical means to end hunger.
Service-Learning Faculty Development Workshop
When: Monday, June 18th, 11:00am-2:00pm Where: Alexandria Campus, AA158
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Come learn more about service-learning and how it improves student outcomes as well as develop strategies to integrate service-learning into your classroom!
Click here to register for the workshop
Many thanks to all the students, faculty and staff members you attended NOVA SERVES: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance! Over 350 school supply kits were assembled! These school supply kits will be given to needy school children in Iraq and Afghanistan and will be personally delivered by our soldiers and Marines stationed abroad.