by: Joseph Holloway
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A group of volunteers here in the Triangle spent the weekend packing more than 100,000 meals for people in need.
Volunteers with the nonprofit “Rise Against Hunger” worked all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday with plans of reaching 100,000 meals — but they’re on track to reach 125,000 meals. The packages include rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin packet.
“They’re all culturally neutral, they’re religiously neutral. They’re a good base meal with a lot of high protein,” said Darron Stover with Rise Against Hunger.
When the food is all packed up and ready to go, the nonprofit will send it to school feeding programs in countries like Haiti and Nicaragua.
Karen Gard, her daughter Avery and the rest of their family are putting together some of the kits.
“It’s just a great time for (Avery) and her brother to learn about giving to others and people who are less fortunate,” Gard said.
The nonprofit says all of its services are focused internationally and not locally.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark. (AP) — Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Tuesday presented her one-party minority government with only a few changes compared to the previous Cabinet.
Andersson, who had been Sweden’s finance minister, picked Mikael Damberg to replace her in that role. Damberg previously had been home affairs minister.
BALTIMORE (WFLA) — Police said they have identified the parents or guardians of a boy who was found wandering alone on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.
Police said the boy, who appears to be around 3 to 4 years old, was spotted wandering in a residential area on the city’s east side around 3 a.m. on Sunday, and that he didn’t know his name or age.
PARIS (AP) — A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions was poised Tuesday to officially enter the race for France’s presidency, having already shaken it up with his anti-immigration and anti-Islam invective.
Eric Zemmour’s supporters said the essayist, who has climbed in the polls despite having no hands-on political experience, would announce his candidacy around midday.