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February 19, 2013


ACES helps with record breaking food packaging event

 

ACESStudents in Cowley College’s ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service) organization were among the more than 1,700 volunteers that took part in the Serving the Hungry at Home and in Haiti Guinness World Record event Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum.

History was made when the Guinness World Record was broken for the most hunger relief meals packaged in an hour for schools in Haiti. The new record of 479,000 meals was packaged in only 32 minutes.

Due to natural disasters and a depletion of USAID, schools in Haiti have gone without food since September 2012. The Rotary Club of Wichita’s Haiti Committee responded to this crisis by partnering with Volunteer Kansas, Numana and Channel 12 to raise more than $100,000 for the food packaging event

The 479,000 meals will go to the schools that Global Faith in Action supports.

Along with students in the ACES organization, ACES sponsor James Fry also took part in the record breaking event.

The ACES Program involves active participants in the local community, selflessly giving of their time and talents.

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