For its Martin Luther King Day of Service, The Haverford School Middle
School community, along with The Baldwin School, assembled 20,000 meals for
people who are victims of Typhoon Hiayan in the Philippines, through the Stop
Hunger Now organization.
Students and their parents gathered in the Field House on Sunday, Jan. 19, to form huge production lines and assemble the fortified dehydrated rice-soy meals. The students and their families measured and combined the ingredients, weighed the packages, then sealed, counted, and boxed them.
Each time 2,000 meals were completed, a gong was struck to signal their progress. Stop Hunger Now will ship the meals to the Philippines and distribute them to children at school to take home to their families.
The event was coordinated by (from left in group photo) Haverford School Service Learning Director Jini Loos; Haverford School student leaders; Stop Hunger Now Regional Program Manager Andrew Sullivan; Baldwin student leaders; and Baldwin School Coordinator of Community Service Stephanie Wujcik.