“Hundreds of people, mostly teenagers, occupied a gymnasium and auditorium Saturday at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and steadily filled container after container with rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutrient powder, with the goal of packaging and delivering 250,000 meals. They’ll be divided between local food banks and needy families in Guatemala to further the “Something2Eat” program.”

“Every half-hour during the meal packaging, volunteers paused as different bands of their counterparts would recite a poem or perform a song that conveyed the plight of hunger.”

“They write about what hunger means to them, what it does to them,” Affeldt said. The effect on the volunteers, he added, was “to remember what you’re doing this for. It kind of brings reality to the situation.”

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MLB.com By Chris Haft , January 25, 2014.