AWA Rallies to Fight Hunger
On February 17th, the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) partnered with the Alpha Gamma Rho-Iota (AGR) fraternity with the goal packaging 30,000 meals for the third annual Rally to Fight Hunger event.
The 74 participants well exceeded this goal, and packaged 30,672 meals in just under three hours. AWA once again partnered with Kids Against Hunger – Rock County, who provided the supplies for the meals. These meals will be sent to communities as close as Madison, and as far away as Kenya.
The Kids Against Hunger meals provide a source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates and vitamins that are needed for malnourished children and adults. These meals also offer all nine essential amino acids required for complete nutrition, which is not typical of other food relief sources, according to Kids Against Hunger.
AWA members also had to opportunity to be sponsored by family and friends to fund the event. Members raised over $1,200 in donations.
The Rally to Fight Hunger is a service event that was started in 2016 by past AWA Service Coordinator, McKenzie Rowley. Current Service Coordinator, Abigail Martin, continued the event for its third year.
“Rally to Fight Hunger has been my favorite event to plan as the AWA Service Coordinator. There was a great deal excitement leading up to the event, and lots of sisters were eager to help out however they could,” said Martin. “The day of the event was full of fun and laughter with friends, and left myself and everyone who participated feeling of great sense of pride for what we just accomplished.”