Honors students help feed 20,000 people
On Saturday morning Honors residents helped pack 20,000 meals for Nigerian kids in an End Hunger New England meal-packing event. Students from Colvin, Estabrooke, Balentine and Penobscot Halls packed the meals in 76 minutes, breaking the 2014 record by one minute with fewer students than pervious years. In the event organized by the non-profit Outreach, participants work in assembly-style lines packing as many non-perishable meals as possible. Along with the Pack-Out volunteers, other Honors students joined UMaine in various service projects across campus and Orono, as part of UMaine Welcome Weekend Day of Service. Students helped build a float with the Old Town Rotary for their Polio Plus campaign. Thank you to all who joined us in giving back to the UMaine community and beyond.