Franklin Road Academy Makes 10,000 Meals for Stop Hunger Now
FRA community comes together for good as part of Service Saturday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 19, 2016)— On Saturday, more than 160 members of the FRA community came together to make 10,000 meals in two hours as part of Service Saturday, the biannual event put on by the school’s Center for Philanthropic Studies.
“We are so proud to host Service Saturday twice a year for special causes. Each event is led by a student, and this fall, Benjamin Blahauvietz cast a vision and has implemented a wonderful event with Stop Hunger Now,” said FRA Director of Center for Philanthropic Studies Brenda Huff.
A freshman at FRA, Blahauvietz chose Stop Hunger Now after working with the organization through his church. “I saw how Stop Hunger Now helped so many people after Hurricane Matthew, and I thought this would be a great way to bring the FRA community together and have fun while we are serving others,” Blahauvietz said.
The meals packaged at FRA will help thousands of people around the world. “These meals will go to places like school feeding programs and big community development programs. They will save lives as well as transform lives, so what Service Saturday at FRA was able to do is get all of the students and families engaged in an effort to reach out around the world and acknowledge that hunger is a problem and mobilize the resources, energy, and time to do something about it,” said Stop Hunger Now’s Nashville Program Manager Eric Taft.
FRA will host its spring Service Saturday event on April 22.
The Center for Philanthropic Studies in an integral part of FRA’s mission to develop leaders of integrity and purpose. Service programs are integrated into academics, spiritual life, and student activities through community service, philanthropy education, and service learning.