Amy(in sunglasses on the right) at the Maison Des Enfants De Dieu orphanage in Port-au-Prince working with the 30 Abes campaign
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The Bobby Bones Show has joined efforts with nonprofit group TEEMHaiti and international hunger relief organization Numana to create “30 Abes,” a campaign and food packaging event in Nashville, Tenn., benefiting hunger relief in Haiti.
On Sept. 28, volunteers will gather at Nashville Municipal Auditorium to package 500,000 meals to send to the Maison Des Enfants De Dieu orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As extra motivation to meet their goal, the volunteers will also participate in a Guinness World Record official attempt for the title of “most hunger relief meals packaged in one hour” by a team. The current record of 479,034 was set by Numana, Volunteer Kansas and the Rotary Club of Wichita on Feb. 16 of this year.
Volunteers will be encouraged to help out locally by bringing canned and boxed-food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Nashville.
“It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the problems in the world and our desire to do something that makes a difference,” stated Amy, co-host of The Bobby Bones Show. “What’s great about 30 Abes is that it gives us all a place to start. The people receiving this food at the orphanage are very special to me, and knowing that they will be well fed, and even have plenty to share with their neighbors, warms my heart.”
30 Abes was created by Amy and Bobby Bones of The Bobby Bones Show to raise funds and bring awareness to international hunger. 30 Abes represents 30 Lincoln pennies or 30 cents, which is the cost of one meal. For 30 cents, Numana says it can provide a meal of rice, soy, dried pinto beans and a vitamin/mineral substance, as well as packaging and international shipment of the food.