Volunteers to pack over 200k meals for those in need

Posted at 7:16 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 07:16:27-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- On Thursday over 1,000 volunteers will pack into Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids to give back to those in need in West Michigan.

With a goal to pack over 200,000 meals for families in need, the meals will be distributed by Feeding America through West Michigan food banks.

According to organizers, this is an important day because 1 in 8 people in the community face hunger every day.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. until noon and then resumes 1-3 p.m.