Thoughts from the HungerU Road
The HungerU Tour is dedicated to connecting with college students and sharing the story of modern ag’s role in tackling world hunger. Here the HungerU Staff will provide updates and thoughts from the road.
Small Town, Great Big Impact–LaGrange College
Nov 08, 2013
-- By Mallory Weber, HungerU Crew
Warm, sunny skies, beautiful colors and heart-warming southern hospitality greeted the HungerU Crew this past Friday as we arrived in LaGrange, Georgia, for our tour stop at LaGrange College. A school of only about 1,000 students, LaGrange College is by far the smallest school on the fall 2013 tour and, as one could imagine, we weren't sure exactly what to expect.
Let me be the first to tell you, though, we were far from disappointed and no less than incredibly inspired. LaGrange College may be one of the most active schools we've seen in doing their part to fight the hunger crisis–and they couldn't be more willing.
The Saturday following our visit was a LaGrange College 'Service Saturday.' For the past three years volunteers have been gathering in a local church to hold a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now. The turnouts have been so incredible, they raised the stakes and aimed to package 35,000 meals. With an outstanding 230 volunteers, they did just that. The HungerU Crew followed their packaging event throughout the day via social media. What was so exciting was seeing how much the students were sincerely enjoying the awesome service they were doing.
We can all make a difference. LaGrange College is such a wonderful example of that. The number of students at LaGrange College doesn't compare to those at a state university like the ones HungerU usually visits, but the amount of action they are taking says so much more. They know that it only takes a few to begin a domino effect, which can inspire others to take part. We can all be part of the fight to end world hunger, every last one of us. Will you follow the wonderful example LaGrange College is setting for us? Will you start your own ripple effect?