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“We just want to help kids like us!” When I asked the middle school students at Wake Forest Charter Academy why they were interested in packaging Rise Against Hunger meals, they expressed how they wanted to contribute to helping other children around the world. 

Ending the first half of the school year on a positive note, students from sixth to eighth grade joined hands to package over 10,000 meals. Surpassing their goal, the school’s gym was filled with cheers as they found out that they assisted in helping feeding children who looked just like them. 

“You can never be too young to lend a hand,” said one eighth grade student. 

Amanda Brown, principal of Wake Forest Charter Academy, expressed how grateful she was to have her students of apart of creating change around the world. 

“We make sure to teach our students leadership, and how they can become leaders inside and outside of the classroom,” she said. “This event is great because they’re able to work together while also helping people around the world.” 

With leadership in mind, all of the students worked in teams to help one another package meals, clean up and teach each other throughout the process. Teachers, parents and volunteers also joined the students in packaging meals to contribute to a successful event. From sixth grade all the way up to eighth grade, the impact was incredible to witness!

“This is amazing! I am very proud of my students and I know that they are also proud of themselves,” Ms. Brown said. 

Remember, you can never be too young or old to be a part of an impact for a cause greater than yourself. By joining our mission to help people in need around the world, you can make a change — just one meal at a time. To make a difference like the students at Wake Forest Charter Academy, sign up to host a Rise Against Hunger Experience meal packaging event or donate today!

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