McNairy County senior feeds 20,000 people

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McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. — Students and community members at McNairy Central High School are working to ‘Stop Hunger Now.’ “It’s an awesome feeling to know that so many people want to help out with something,” Kaitlyn Gray said, a senior at McNairy Central. Gray said she wanted to do a project her senior year that would impact the community. A friend of hers did the project last year, and she wanted to keep the project going. Volunteers packed up rice, vitamins, and other nutrients to ship out to countries all over the world. “It’s such an awesome opportunity for so many people to see, you can feed 20,000 people. It’s something that’s so little to us, but to those people, it’s just an awesome thing,” Gray explained. “‹Event organizers said there are more than a billion people in the world each day that go hungry, but with events like this, they’re hoping to help solve the problem. “We filter these meals in places like school feeding programs, what we call transformational development programs. We’re not just dropping these meals off, we’re feeding people and educating them at the same time,” Pat Ware with the Stop Hunger Now project said. After Thursday’s event, the boxes will be taken to the ‘Stop Hunger Now’ facility, and will then be shipped to a country in need. Gray will find out in a few months where her boxes of food landed. “It’s just a really rewarding feeling that for me and hopefully for everybody else, that they’re making such a huge difference in so many peoples’ lives,” Gray said. The organization provides food to hungry people in more than 65 countries. For more information about the project, go to

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