C.D. Hylton High School’s CISL Program Packs Meals with Rise Against Hunger

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Provided by Prince William County Public Schools

Students in C. D. Hylton High School’s Center for International Studies & Languages (CISL) program hosted a meal-packing event with Rise Against Hunger in which Hylton High students, parents, and community member volunteers packed more than 10,000 meals for people in need. Hylton High will send the meals to families and children in need across the world in schools and hospitals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people and families who need them the most across the globe. The organization’s mission is to create a world in which hunger doesn’t exist and Hylton students took the step to help make that mission possible. More than 100 students, parents, and volunteers came out to support the cause.

“Our students and parents in the CISL program raised more than $4,250 to pay for the raw materials for these meals and their transportation as part of our project to host this event at Hylton High School,” said Christine Terenchin, CISL program coordinator. “Our students, parents, and community members were so effective, we actually packed all 10,800 meals in record time. We started at 6 p.m. and finished by 7:15 p.m., faster than even Rise Against Hunger anticipated! “

For every 1,000 meals packed, the volunteers rang the Rise Against Hunger gong and cheered each other on to keep the meal-packing momentum going.

A Rise Against Hunger representative said at the event, “This is the best high school group I’ve ever worked with. Everyone here is super passionate about making the world a better place!”

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