HAMMOND, Ind. - The Purdue University Calumet men's basketball team spent last Saturday volunteering for the Children's Hunger Fund in Homewood, Ill. The team partnered with other volunteers to help package 2,000 pounds of beans and prepare over 400 pounds of food packs for the organization.
"Having the opportunity to help at the Children's Hunger Fund was a very humbling experience," said senior Trent Tucker. "Knowing that coming together as a team and with other volunteers to make food packs for families in need felt great and I think helped us come together more as a team."
Children's Hunger Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that uses food as a catalyst to nourish the bodies and feed the souls of children and families in desperate need in the US and around the world for the past 20 years. Since 1991, the organization distributed 1 billion dollars in food and other resources to serve the needs of more than 10 million children throughout the U.S. and in seventy-two countries worldwide. Since the start, an average of 99% of our total contributions have been used for programs serving the needs of children.