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Courtesy: WMU

WMU Freshmen Lend A Helping Hand to Loaves & Fishes

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 07/18/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Incoming freshmen from Western Michigan's football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball and hockey teams took time to serve the community they will be living in over the next four years on Thursday.

Thirty seven newcomers headed to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes to help package and label donated food, stock shelves in the pantry and complete yard work for the organization.

The mission of Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is to feed hungry people and engage our community in the fight to end hunger. Organized in 1982 by several downtown churches, KLF is the largest charitable food distribution system in Kalamazoo County and promotes a hunger-free community through programs and advocacy work. KLF provides prepared meal support, senior commodity programs, agency food support, food packs for kids, and other community food programs.

"They service over 1,000 people a day and that's just in this community," said WMU volleyball freshman Kathleen Reilly. "I felt like we accomplished a lot for a great organization in our time there."

"It was a great experience," added WMU hockey freshman Lawton Courtnall. "It gave all of us an early chance to help out and we appreciated that."

For more information on Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes please visit kzoolf.org.

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