Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Rho Omega Chapter’s Family Strengthening Committee members.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Rho Omega Chapter’s Family Strengthening Committee in partnership with the AARP Foundation and the Miami Dolphins, recently contributed to packing over 1,000,000 meals for senior citizens in Broward County.
Zeta Rho Omega had 44 of its members, 25 family members and friends in attendance for this extremely successful event. Although Family Strengthening took the lead for the event, other International Target committees actively involved in packing the meals were: ASCEND, Health Promotions, Environmental Ownership and Global Impact. Because of the hard work of the volunteers, we packed 1,003,680 meals that will be delivered to low-income senior adults by Feeding South Florida and Broward Meals on Wheels organizations.
The final impressive numbers for the event that were shared by the Miami Dolphins Foundation were:
* Boxes of food: 3, 485
* Total pounds of food: 128,945
* Pounds per box: 37
* Packing tables: 63
* Meal portions per box: 288
* Truckloads: 5
* Meals per truckload: 200,000
In an email shared with Zeta Rho Omega’s President Jeannie B. Floyd, Callie Newbanks of the Miami Dolphins Foundation stated, “this exciting event and the subsequent impact on the South Florida Community would not have been possible without volunteers like you”. President Jeannie B. Floyd also stated that this activity was “over the top”, which meant that we surpassed the goal of serving over 1,000,000 strong by contributing in a significant way to the End the Hunger initiative!