Celebrating Volunteer Week in a Virtual World

communications intern FCE, Hunger Heroes, Impact

*Photo was taken at one of Megan’s (front right in photo) previous Hunger Projects.

Given the uncertainty around the current outbreak of COVID-19, let’s focus on some good happening in the world during National Volunteer Week! Although we can’t celebrate together right now, we want to highlight one of our long time volunteers, Megan Dathe, who found a new way to be a Hunger Hero from home.

For the past three years, she has been hosting Hunger Projects for her birthday celebration. Megan selflessly helps package meals for thousands of people in need because to her, “seeing the impact” is the best part of Hunger Projects. Each year she raises more money than the last, packaging over 22,000 meals for those in need. She has donated the meals to local causes, the Salvation Army, and her school. However, social distancing guidelines and stay at home orders meant Megan can not volunteer hands-on right now, but that didn’t stop her from making an impact! 

After the last hunger project, she had more funds than she expected to raise. Searching to find a way to help, she thought of the perfect solution to help and provide hope safely. Megan decided to give $365 of the money she fundraised toward our Full Cart program to sponsor a year’s worth of meals for a family in need (125 meals a month for a year for a family of four). In light of this difficult situation, Megan continues to push forward and provide relief for families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. During this challenging time, it is amazing to see such a young Hunger Hero make a difference.

Thanks, Megan, for using your birthday to provide help to those who need it most and provide emergency relief for those affected by COVID-19. You can become a Hunger Hero too by donating at the link below where just $15 will sponsor a package of groceries for a family in need!