UNG meal packing part of 9/11 remembrance

The University of North Georgia (UNG) has received a $41,500 military college grant to support a food packing event on Thursday in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks. AmeriCorps and MyGoodDeed, the nonprofit that founded 9/11 Day, funded the grant.

UNG students, faculty and staff will be packing up to 100,000 meals in 90-minute shifts starting at 3:00 p.m.

Then, the Student Government Association (SGA) and Corps of Cadets will host a 9/11 remembrance at 7:30 p.m. that day in the Convocation Center. Retired Lt. Col. Keith Antonia, interim vice president for Leadership and Global Engagement, will serve as keynote speaker.

Lumpkin County Family Connection Director Brigette Barker will help UNG ensure the meals are distributed where they are needed.