CHARLOTTE, N.C. – They're packaged in the Queen City, but they're going around the world.
- The group has a goal to end hunger worldwide by 2030
- Organizers say there is a difference between being hungry and being starving
- The food will go to schools where students depend on meals they don't get at home
A group of good Samaritans are collaborating with Raleigh-based charity Rise Against Hunger to pack food bags for people who may get just one meal a day.
"There's a difference between being hungry and being starving,” said David Thomas-Bush, a community engagment coordinator. “Not like I didn't eat today, but like I haven't eaten in like three days. I haven't eaten in like eight days."
The group Genworth Mortgage Insurance organized the drive. The groups packed 20,000 pounds of food.
Organizers say more than 800 million people are starving worldwide. Thomas-Bush says the boxes are bound for schools where students depend on meals they can’t get at home.
The group has a goal to end hunger worldwide by 2030. You can find out more about their effort here.