UNL students put together oatmeal packs for Center for People in Need

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and other volunteers helped package hunger kits on Wednesday for the Center for People in Need.

The event was a partnership between UNL and the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County.

It was part of a week of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The hunger kits were homemade oatmeal packs that included oats, sugar and salt.

The volunteers were planning to make nearly 2,000 kits for the center.

“It’s a way for us to reach out our hand to somebody else and lift them up throughout the day,” said Andrew Brown, assistant director of community engagement at UNL.

He said it also helps them learn about the needs of the community.

The volunteer service week will continue on Thursday at the Food Bank of Lincoln and on Friday at the center, where these kits and other items will be distributed.

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