12,000 meals donated to local food bank

Springfield college students work to feed the homeless

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The number of people experiencing homelessness is continuing to rise. According to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, more than 19,000 people experienced homelessness last year.

That’s why Friday night at Springfield College, students took action. Dozens of volunteers came together to prepare meals for those in need in western Massachusetts. One student told us it was amazing to see how many of her classmates truly cared about bettering the local community.

“I think it’s really inspiring. I know a lot of people at a lot of other colleges would rather spend their Friday nights partying, hanging out, not doing homework, sleeping, but this many people here, coming out to just volunteer their time, really speaks volumes,” said Kate Pearson, a Springfield College student.

The students put 12,096 meals together in just 70 minutes, as part of The Hunger Project.  They were donated to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to help feed local children, and families.

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