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World Food Day to be Celebrated at Burroughs this Friday

1,000 volunteers will package 200,000 meal packs for malnourished children in Tanzania.

The John Burroughs School community will celebrate World Food Day by gathering 1,000 volunteers to package 200,000 rice/soy protein meals for malnourished children in Tanzania This Friday, October 12.

The school has a luminary lineup of community figures to highlight this effort. Chris Pronger of the National Hockey League will take part as will Burroughs alum Todd Schnuck, Chief Operating Officer of Schnucks. Goodwill Ambassador to Tanzania, Doug Pitt, brother of actor Brad Pitt will take part too.

The effort will be underway at 9 a.m. in the Burroughs field house and will run through 7 p.m.

This is all the brainchild of Burroughs junior Don Soffer who organized a similar effort last year at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

The St. Louis effort is one of many events organized internationally to bring attention to World Food Day October 16. The goal of St. Louis World Food Day is to increase awareness, understanding and informed year-around action to alleviate hunger everywhere.

The high school packaging rally for students grades 9-12 will take place 8-11 p.m.

The cost to participate is $10 for students and teachers and $20 for for adults.

There is no fee for the high school packaging rally, but pre-registration is required. For more information, visit this website.

John Burroughs is located at 766 S. Price Rd. in Ladue.

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