ST. CLOUD -- Over 600 volunteers came out to the River's Edge Convention Center to help support the Kids Fighting Hunger third annual "We Are Thankful"  food packing event.

Volunteers ranged from adults to children. The day's goal was to pack 288,000 meals for children in Sierra Leone.

"My favorite part is to see the families and kids come together and really have that giving spirit," says Event Director Cathy Wogen.

"I thought it was about the kids in [struggling countries] but really it's about the kids here in central Minnesota who are helping to fight the hunger that those kids face everyday."

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON