Sandy students assemble meals for those in need

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 18:25:05-04

SANDY, Utah – Students at Blessed Sacrament School in Sandy assembled thousands of meals Friday to help feed people in need.

The school’s gym was packed with students who assembled about 18,000 non-perishable meals, and the majority of the meals will go to school programs aimed at fighting hunger.

The students raised about $4,700 throughout the year in order to provide the meals. Charlene Mukarakate is a program manager for Stop Hunger Now in Salt Lake City, and she said the school contacted them about completing the project.

“These meals will go to school feeding programs,” she said. “We find the best way to impact global hunger and poverty is to give kids meals in schools so they have an opportunity to get an education as well as nutrition, and parents are more likely to send their kids to school if they know they’re going to get a meal, so, in a sense, these are meals for the future.”