Mary Baldwin College is kicking off its Hunger Awareness Week on Sunday.
The goal is to get students at the college thinking about the problems facing the very community they live in. Volunteers are reminded that ten percent of the population isn't sure where their next meal is coming from.
The week starts with the ladies going door to door throughout Staunton collecting canned goods. The items they collect will be delivered to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The goal is to raise one thousand cans.
Volunteer Amanda Marie Fadden was eager to make a difference.
"I just think caring is a simple thing," she said. "Awareness through caring. Just doing the little things, like a can, can make a whole lot of difference."
The cans gathered also help the athletic department in its attempt to win the Cans Across the Conference competition.
Events calling attention to hunger are happening all week, including a hunger simulation Friday afternoon.
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