Hammer Down Hunger is a philanthropic event that takes place every year during Purdue Ag Week. This year, 500 Purdue students and faculty spent their evening packing over 70,000 meals to send to Haiti on Tuesday. Purdue Ag Week partners with Lifeline Christian Mission to allow a hands-on experience for students to learn more about food insecurity and serve others in need.
Throughout the evening, students packed a nutritious, rice-based meal. This meal is specially formulated with a fast-cooking combination of vitamins, soy, dehydrated vegetables and other nutrients in a six serving package. Participants packaged, weighed, sealed and boxed up the finished product to prepare for shipment. Throughout this process, the students were able to network with people from all over campus while working together toward a goal that makes a large impact.
“Participating in Hammer Down Hunger was an awesome experience,” said Purdue junior Adrianne Trennepohl. “Being able to engage in the agriculture community alongside some of my very best friends and helping those who need it the most is something that makes me so proud to be a Purdue Aggie.”
There are many other service opportunities to help those in need of food as a Boilermaker. If you enjoyed Hammer Down Hunger or are looking for ways to serve our community, consider spending a few hours volunteering with Food Finders.