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UNCW's Hawks for Hunger challenge feeds 380 families

The donation was through the University's first ever Hawks for Hunger Challenge. ( Source: WECT) The donation was through the University's first ever Hawks for Hunger Challenge. ( Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Nearly 400 needy families in Wilmington lined up outside Freedom's Way Ministries Tuesday to receive a free holiday meal, compliments of UNCW.

The donation was through the University's first ever Hawks for Hunger Challenge.

The challenge worked by matching every University donation made by students and alumni with a bag of food for those in need.

University leaders say they raised $50,000 and hope this will bridge the gap between the school and the community.

"There is a real opportunity for us to make a positive difference in our community," Eddie Stuart, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement said. "We're in the business of equipping students to make transformative changes in our community so I think this was a great way that that commitment is exemplified."

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