Despite nearly record breaking temperatures on Oct. 25, thousands of volunteers braved the heat to end hunger for children in our community.
As part of Valley of the sun United Way's Guinness World Record to End Hunger event, in just three minutes volunteers packed 1,993 food bags for the WeekEnd Hunger Backpack program, smashing the previous record by nearly 100%.
“Each record has a unique back story,” said Philip Robertson, event official and adjudicator from The Guinness Book of World Records. “Not to take anything away from other world records, but this one is particularly special because it’s literally putting food into children’s mouths.”
“Breaking the Guinness record is a point of pride for our student body—a benchmark for success in coming together for a common cause,” said Dr. Rund, Senior Vice President for Educational Outreach and Student Services at ASU. More than 1,000 Sun Devils Unite students who braved the heat to volunteer.
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Amidst the post-record cheers and celebration, 12 News co-anchor Doug Meehan presented United Way with a check for $10,000 toward ending hunger in the Valley. The WeekEnd Hunger Backpack program provides 520 Valley children seven meals every weekend throughout the school year.
With the support of thousands of volunteers, this event will go down in hunger history. One Cause. One Community. One World Record!