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Volunteers work to make a difference in the fight against hunger

Million Meals Maine is holding its third annual meal packing event.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Hundreds of volunteers Friday morning are working to make a difference in the fight against hunger.

Million Meals Maine is holding its third annual meal packing event.

The goal for this year is to pack at least 250,000 lifesaving meals in just one day. That's about 50,000 more than what volunteers were able to do last year.

What Million Meals Maine does isn't possible without generous donations. The food itself will be given to people all over the world.

A non-profit called Feed My Starving Children distributes meals in areas where it's needed to fight starvation or help with disaster relief efforts.

Organizers say students from Deering, Westbrook high, USM and more will get to work during the first two Friday morning. Friday night's shift is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is open to the public.

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