This semester’s dedicated semester is Foodology. There are so many meaningful events I’ve joined. One of them is “ World Food Day.”

World Food day is a very meaningful day, which has many volunteers join this event to package nutritional food in the USA. Then, the STL World Food Day group shipped the packaged food to the Republic of Tanzania in Africa. Each package of food can feed 7 malnourished children in Africa.

Last Friday, 30 Fontbonne students and faculty volunteered to package food in John Burroughs School. We took a “real” yellow school bus to go to the high school which was the location for gathering all the volunteers to package food in St. Louis. I felt so excited because it was my first time to join the World Food Day, and also my first time to take a real yellow school bus in America. We chatted with each other in the school bus, just like high school students.

After we arrived at the high school in Ladue, we wore aprons and covered our hair to protect the food. Then, Fontbonne separated into five teams to make the food packaging more efficient. Some people put rice into the bag and some people added vitamins. Each food package included brown rice, dried vegetables, soy protein, and a vitamin and mineral packet.

The weight for each package is 390g which can feed 7 kids. Fontbonne’s students and faculty did a very good job on World Food Day. We packaged 504 bags which can feed over 3,000 children in Africa.

Everyone was so happy because we packaged food for over 3000 children in just 45 minutes. We really did a good job packing food. I’m hoping the children in Africa can enjoy the nutrition packages.

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