WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue students gathered to Hammer Down Hunger as a part of Purdue Ag Week. More than 400 students came and packaged meals for a needy community in Haiti.
More than 58,000 meals were prepared and boxed up which will be delivered by the Lifeline Christian Mission. Students hope the event will become a tradition.
“I hope it continues for many years. I’m a senior, so I will be gone next year, but I would love for it to grow every year. They can package as many meals as we can,” said Emmy Kratz, Purdue senior and chairperson of Purdue Ag Week Task Force. “I think it will continue to happen.”
Lifeline Christian Mission has also partnered with Ohio State as well as Kentucky in a similar event. Organizers hope more Big Ten schools get involved.