SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Nearly 200 volunteers at the FedEx facility in Southaven worked to make a different for those suffering from hunger on MLK Jr. Day.
The volunteers packed more than 30 thousand meals to be shipped around the world.
Their goal was to provide life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
“We are inspired because your team members believe this is a day on and not a day off. We are here to help out team members and the people in the community rise to the next level and that’s why we are working to rise against hunger,” said Chris Winton.
The goal was part of the corporate legacy to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“First of all it is Martin Luther King Day and it is so important because he even said what is important in life is to ask the question what are you doing for others, so think in light of his memory we really want to focus on how we can give back to the community where we live in work,” said Rachel Kessellman.
FedEx said this project is part of a larger rise against hunger project by the company to package 170 thousand meals for the world’s hungry.
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