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A WSU staff member pours ingredients into a funnel during the Feed Haiti event at the WSU Metropolitan Complex.

Feed Haiti event draws 3,000 volunteers

Monday, February 08, 2010

Nearly 3,000 people, including more than 500 students, faculty and staff from Wichita State University, helped package 641,000 meals in two-and-a-half days for the Feed Haiti event at WSU's Metropolitan Complex.

The meals that were packaged Feb. 5-7 are being driven to Miami and airlifted to Haiti, where the first truckload will be distributed this Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11. A second truckload should arrive in Haiti by the end of the week.

Among those helping to package food were President Don Beggs and his wife, Shirley; WuShock; and Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and his daughter, Cheryl.

» See a slideshow of the Feed Haiti event

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Created on Monday, February 08, 2010; Last modified on Monday, February 22, 2010