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NWA VS. Hunger Event Packing 250,000+ Meals for Locals in Need
ROGERS, AR-- Lending a hand to help fight hunger in Northwest Arkansas. That's what about a thousand people are doing in Rogers as part of this year's "NWA VS. Hunger" event. We were there Friday afternoon as hundreds of volunteers met to prepare meals for those who need it most in our area. "We've got over 900 people over two days to package over a quarter million meals," says Pack Shack Co-Founder Bret Raymond. "Healthy meals distributed to local hunger relief organizations to serve our neighbors in need right here in Northwest Arkansas." On Friday, AARP donated a $10,000 check to the Northwest Arkansas Foodbank to help with the hunger fight. Meanwhile, from now through Saturday, volunteers will pack a total of 250,000 healthy meals and donate supplies to local nonprofits including Tyson Foods, Walmart, Unilever, General Mills and 7 hills Homeless Center. The Pack Shack helped organize the event to help fight food insecurity in the Natural State. You can join volunteers Saturday from 9-2. Participants pack meals in two-hour shifts Saturday from 9am-11, 12-2. Volunteers will meet at Immanuel Baptist Church on 2555 S. 26th St. in Rogers. For more information, click here.