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BRIEF: Whitworth students, Generation Alive prepping for meal-packaging event

meals logoWhitworth University students are partnering with Generation Alive in a  meal-packaging event, which will take place May 3 at the Fieldhouse at Whitworth.

According to a press release, volunteers will be packaging meals in 60 production lines in the Fieldhouse. The meals will go to food insecure locations in the Spokane area, Pacific Northwest and Nicaragua. There are 90,000 food insecure people in Spokane County, according to the release.

The project is student-led by the Associated Students of Whitworth University and was inspired by a conversation between Whitworth President Beck Taylor and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, founder of Generation Alive.

Project leaders from Whitworth and Generation Alive are currently in search of volunteers to help package at least 540,000 meals. Each production line consists of 10 to 12 volunteers. Those interested in the event can learn more about how to volunteer and support the project financially at the Whitworth Million Meals website by going to www.whitworth.edu/millionmeals.

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