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LSUS To Host Numana in 2017

Volunteer opportunities for students, community coming Februrary 2017. 

Story by Meghen Jones

Students that are seeking volunteer opportunities will have an opportunity in February. LSU Shreveport is hosting Numana Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Numana is a non-profit organization that provides meals to families in the United States, Kenya and other locations.

"Students can participate by donating, or by volunteering at the event packing meals", Kassie Johnston, project coordinator of the Institute for Non-Profit Administration, said.

Johnston believes it is important to get involved because it displays the student’s drive to serve the community and Haiti. Student involvement is essential to the success of this event.

Meals will be packaged and sent to Haiti this year. These meals will consist of rice, soy protein, freeze-dried pinto beans and a blend of vitamins and minerals. Johnston mentioned that the amounts are based on health needs per location.

“Vitamins and minerals are supplied in the bags that are international, so pretty much every meal that is packaged contains vitamins and minerals. They are added to the bags because the people who receive these meals are lacking in the nutrients that is needed,” Johnston said.

Each meal costs 30 cents. With a set goal of $4 thousand dollars, it will provide 13 thousand meals. All meals will go to Haiti.

For more information, you can contact Kassidy Johnston at or visit