College students fight world hunger one meal at a time

Students at Presbyterian College in South Carolina just packed 20,000 meals that will be sent to countries like Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua through the nonprofit group Rise Against Hunger.

Each box holds 216 meals and has a shelf life of about two years.

“Each meal is designed to feed six people. The meal contains rice, a protein packet, and a packet of vitamins and nutrients,” said Ron Zimmerman, a professor at the college.

One in nine people across the world do not have enough food to live, and millions die from starvation every year.

Many of the meals will go to schools and orphanages.

“During my time abroad in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, I saw many children and many people without food,” said student Anna Johnson. “I definitely felt like this project correlated to that and I saw the need to give back.”