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Learning and Serving: Hunger is Not a Game

Posted on 11/11/2013 @ 05:00 PM

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The second day of Hunger is Not a Game started off with Summit participants being split into groups to volunteer at three of the Detroit area’s leading food banks: Gleaners Community Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest and Yad Ezra.

At Gleaners, the teens started off the day with donating 350 pounds of canned goods and other non-perishable foods. They then toured the food bank, learned about the work they do on a daily basis and took on a few projects including sorting food to distribute to local agencies to then distribute to those in need and bagging food for kids to take home from school at the end of the week to ensure they have sustenance for the weekend.

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BBYO teens at Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit, MI

At Forgotten Harvest, the teens sorted and packaged over 10,000 pounds of food to donate to those in need and at Yad Ezra, they divided food donations based on whether there was a hechsher or not so that kosher food would go to families who keep kosher.

In total, the teens packaged more than 20,000 pounds of food for those in need.

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