Community responds to help those in need

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The University of Central Missouri campus and Warrensburg community came together under a big tent throughout last week to create 4,367 low-cost, nutrient-dense meal packages that will feed 26,202 individuals in need.
Christian Campus House, a student-focused Christian group in Warrensburg, hosted the hands-on service event “Something to Eat” at UCM. Groups supported the cause, filling the tent with assembly lines of helping hands.
“So many people came throughout the entire week,” said Megan David, a volunteer student with Christian Campus House. “It was so awesome seeing their enthusiasm to package meals. Many people even went and got their friends, then came back just to do it again.”
Among the student groups that participated were the UCM cheerleaders, track and volleyball teams, a residence hall, sororities, and even individual classes and offices.
Groups in the surrounding community joined the effort for “Community Night” at Something to Eat. They included members of local churches, schools, youth groups and families who wanted in on this experience of giving to others.
Director of Christian Campus House Brad Smith said he was pleased with the outcome.
“Throughout the week, people were talking about the event and were excited that we were doing this. It is rewarding for us because we got to see this. The campus and community support was incredible.”
With the participants help, the meals that were assembled and packaged will be sent to Nicaragua and/or Guatemala where they will be dispersed to communities in need of food. For more information on Something to Eat at UCM visit