CMU students and staff help fight hunger in Grand Valley

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- CMU is helping to fight against hunger in the Grand Valley. It’s all a part of an annual commitment to give back to the community.

The CMU department of business volunteered at the Kids Aid Backpack program on Friday.

Kids Aid is a non-profit organization that hopes that no child will experience hunger in Mesa County.

In the backpacks they were handing out, were food items that were donated from people on the CMU campus. Including things like fruit, canned foods, granola bars, and other snacks.

"I think that it's really important to bridge the gap between the school and the community to show students what the community is like around. And also just to help the local kids because we do live in a lower-profit area where there's a lot of struggling and hungry children that we have the ability to help, so why wouldn't we,” says CMU Senior Ally Hickmen.

Kids Aid gives out around 2,000 bags of food each week, and have around 150 volunteers helping to stuff the bags each week.

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