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JMU to participate in food packing challenge

by Eric Gorton

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What’s the news?

  • James Madison University will be represented by a seven-member team 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at a friendly food packing competition at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona.


More details:

  • The JMU team will consist of one staff member and six students.
  • The winner of the competition will be the team that packs the most pounds of apples during a two-hour shift and will be announced during the Empty Bowl Dinner 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at BRCC’s Plecker Workforce Center.
  • The competition will begin at 9 a.m. with teams from Blue Ridge Community College and Bridgewater College.
  • At 11:30 a.m., teams from Eastern Mennonite University and Piedmont Virginia Community College will take their turns.
  • Joining JMU at 2 p.m. will be a team from Mary Baldwin University.
  • This is the first college food packing challenge being held in conjunction with the 12th Annual Virginia Hunger Symposium, a multi-day, annual hunger awareness event sponsored by Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Blue Ridge Community College.


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Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020

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