On November 1, a group of MICDS Upper School volunteers participated in the 2019 StL World Food Day High School Rally Night. The rally is an annual hunger-relief initiative where students assemble hundreds of thousands of vitamin-fortified meal packets to help provide nutritious meals to those who face hunger.
Our very own Asher Clarke ’20 was one of 100 leadership volunteers who helped execute the event. Reflecting on her experience, Asher shared, “I have been involved in World Food Day since I was a freshman, and every year it continues to amaze me! Just the atmosphere and the feeling of helping people is amazing. This year was not only special because it was my last year participating but we had a huge level of interest and many students were involved in making this night a memorable one not only for me but for everyone. I love World Food Day and it has been an honor representing MICDS is this way, I am so sad to say goodbye!”
Over 2,000 people registered for the rally night from 18 area high schools, one of which was MICDS. In just three hours, the volunteers packaged over 150,000 macaroni and cheese meals, contributing to the incredible total of meals assembled in this single day: 440,370!
What happens next? The St. Louis Area Foodbank will be distributing the mac and cheese meals locally, and rice and bean meals will be delivered to Tanzania by the Outreach Program.
A big thank you to Asher, Ms. Erin Hamill, Mr. Brian Coco and to our volunteers for helping devote their time to such an important cause!