Student Plans to Feed Hungry and Break World Record

“People should come to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something that helps people less fortunate than them,” Leland said. “The more people there, the bigger impact we’ll have.”

“People should come to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something that helps people less fortunate than them,” Leland said. “The more people there, the bigger impact we’ll have.”

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BHS will host the Herd Against Hunger event on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Herd Against Hunger is an event intended to benefit hungry people all over Cleveland, including the 21% of children in Northeast Ohio who live in food insecure households.

The event is headed by junior Lena Leland and Student Activities Coordinator Craig Alexander.

The number of people who will attend the event is uncertain.

“[I hope] for hundreds of people to show up… and leave feeling empowered, knowing they can make a difference,” Leland said.

Leland wanted to start this event to help people become more aware of problems that exist in their own community and start taking action to address them.

In addition to making sandwiches, the event will also attempt to break the world record for the longest sandwich chain. The chain is planned to consist of 40,000 sandwiches and span 2.5 miles.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. and run until the record is set. Everyone is encouraged to stop by throughout the course of the day for any amount of time.

“People should come to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something that helps people less fortunate than them,” Leland said. “The more people there, the bigger impact we’ll have.”

The Herd’s sandwiches will be packaged and donated to shelters, soup kitchens, and subsidized housing organizations throughout Cuyahoga County and other nearby counties.

Leland hopes to break the world record for the longest sandwich chain. The chain will consist of 40,000 sandwiches and span 2.5 miles.”

Those interested in volunteering should visit https://www.beachwoodschools.org/herdagainsthunger.aspx.

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