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On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, students from Tyler Street Christian Academy collaborated with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,000 meals in an effort to stop world hunger. With Rise Against Hunger’s efficient, assembly-line system, students – ranging from kindergarteners to juniors – were able to package all these meals in just two hours.

The event was hosted on the campus of TSCA, and sponsored by the Dallas Trinity Rotary Club – whose members were on-site, working alongside students to assemble the meals.  

Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

Since the inception of the meal packaging program in December 2005, these packaged meals have been used primarily to support school feeding programs in developing countries. Hunger is the common thread among the world’s most challenging issues. Targeting hunger — specifically by supporting school feeding programs — leverages support to other causes including poverty, disease, education, and the welfare of women and children.

TSCA is grateful to partner with the Dallas Trinity Rotary Club in sharpening students’ leadership skills through service. Tyler Street Christian Academy is a private Christian school located in North Oak Cliff, whose mission is to inspire students to love learning, strengthen them with Christ-like character and biblical foundations for living, and encourage them to pursue their dreams and callings. 

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