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Longfellow Student Awarded for Stop Hunger Now Efforts

mcleanrotaryNoah Haefner, a seventh grader at Longfellow Middle School, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Rotary Club of McLean for helping to raise $2,600 for the McLean Stop Hunger Now project.

Noah (center) with McLean Rotary President Cherry Baumbusch (left) and Bob Hahne (right), a McLean Rotarian and an organizer of the McLean Stop Hunger Now project.  Noah is the son of Bruce and Paula Haefner of Vienna. The McLean Stop Hunger Now project has packaged more than 450,000 meals over the past 18 months, and plans to package and additional 250,000 meals at the November 2012 event. Organizers are looking to raise at least $62,500 (or 25 cents a meal). Stop Hunger Now, an international nonprofit organization, distributes meals worldwide to address the disaster of 25,000 people dying every day from hunger and hunger-related diseases. (Photo: Courtesy Tom Mangan/Rotary Club of McLean)