WINSTON-SALEM -- More than 170,000 people in our state are in need of emergency food assistance each week, and a group of local students and faculty is doing its part to help them.
Wake Forest University is hosting its second annual N.C. Campuses Against Hunger Conference this weekend.
The program brings together students, faculty and staff from universities across the state to help fight hunger.
The initiative attacks hunger from two fronts. First, the group packages meals as part of the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program. Stop Hunger Now has worked for 15 years, packaging more than 100 million meals for people in 65 countries.
Second, the university's Campus Kitchen Program, a food-recycling program run by Wake Forest students, also packages and distributes food to those in need.
WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright talked to Norma-May Isakow, associate director of the Institute for Public Engagement, and Shoshanna Goldin, a Wake Forest junior, about the importance of the program.
Take a look at the video.
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