Last week I wrote a feature on the Huffington Post about some amazing University of Rhode Island students and their St. Patrick’s Day Plumpy’Nut Challenge. Remembering the Irish history of the famine the students are determined that no child should starve from malnutrition.
So far they have raised $3,385 to purchase life-saving Plumpy’Nut to feed malnourished children. All this with a week to go until the big day!
Donors include a Rhode Island business called Tara’s Tipperary Tavern. The mother of URI student Kylie Rice has raised $395 dollars for the campaign her daughter is helping to lead. The Big Thinkers organization at URI has contributed $275 to the cause.
This is a vital campaign for raising funds and educating everyone about the child hunger crisis that exists globally. In lands far away children starve on a daily basis. That must be unacceptable in a world where there is plenty of food for everyone.
The Plumpy’Nut Challenge runs through St. Patrick’s Day. You can learn more about the campaign at the Make Your Green Count Facebook page.
Read the full article at Examiner.