O'Gorman Students Package 150,000 Meals
by Ashley Kringen, Reporter
October 22, 2012 8:17 PM
The entire O'Gorman High School hoped to package $150,000 meals on Monday, all to help end world against hunger.
A third of those meals will benefit the Feeding South Dakota backpack program and the rest will be shipped to two villages in South Africa, with the help of the Presentation
Sisters in Vermillion, whom are missionaries heading to Zambia.
A sophomore student, Karl Shlanta, started the project in April for his eagle scouts program and said the support has been outrageous.
"It's a good volunteer experience, it just helps people learn good values and everything, just giving back to the community. It just gives you that good feeling that you've done something, that you've helped people," said Shlanta.
The boxes are filled with chicken flavoring, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and rice and will be delivered within the next six weeks.