The Bishop Kenny Interact Club and the Southside Jacksonville Rotary Club partnered for the second annual Rise Against Hunger event on Saturday, October 13th. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that believes that with the necessary distribution of food, global hunger will no longer exist by 2030. The event took place in the Carla Harris Performing Arts Center at Bishop Kenny with a total of 82 people in attendance. There were 30 members of the Bishop Kenny Interact club helping the effort along with members from the Westside Jacksonville Rotary Club. Interact Club moderator Christine Keyser commented, “My students came away from this event with a much greater understanding of global hunger after working together with others in our community.”
The Bishop Kenny Interact Club has hosted this event for two years in a row. The Southside Rotary Club and the BKHS Interact Club believe that hunger does not have to exist and that working together can bring true meaning to the words of Mother Teresa, “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into the giving.” Over 25,000 meals, which will be distributed to some of the most impoverished regions of the world, were packaged at the event.