DU Community Packages 10,000 Meals for Hungry

Students worked on assembly lines on September 23, 2022, to package 10,000 meals for the hungry.

Students, faculty, and staff from Dominican University New York volunteered to package meals for the hungry during the Preaching in Action service project as part of Founders Week.  About 100 volunteers worked with the Outreach Program to package tasty, nutritious meals of rice and beans and apple-cinnamon oatmeal. The meals will be distributed locally to families in need. 

Ted Swartwood, The Outreach Program Regional Manager in NY in NJ, said the nonprofit was unable to use large gatherings of volunteers during COVID. “We can’t catch up with the demand,” said Swartwood.  “I told these kids they should all be proud of themselves for making the effort to come here.  They are making a difference.”

The volunteers packaged the meals on assembly lines set up in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall on September 23, 2002.  The mission of the Outreach Program is to provide safe water, food, medical care, and education to those in need, at home and abroad.