Members of the joined worldwide efforts Saturday to package thousands of pounds of food for Kids Against Hunger.
During the local event at the April 14, 40,100 meals were packaged and shipped out to the organization, exceeding the club’s goal of 38,000 meals.
“We ended up doing more and what caused us to stop was we ran out of boxes,” said Doug Tull, one of the event’s organizers.
Tull told Patch that nearly 200 volunteers ranging from high school Key Club members to the Shelby Day Breakers, Girls Scouts and neighboring Kiwanis Club members came to help.
With at least five packaging lines going constantly working, volunteers were able to pack all the food in less than four hours.