Nashville volunteers set new Guinness World Record
Sep 29, 2013 11:52 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Team Haiti and The Bobby Bones Show teamed up with nearly 2,000 volunteers hoping to set a Guinness World Record in Nashville by reaching out to orphans in Haiti.
Volunteers gathered at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday morning to package as many hunger relief meals as they could in one hour.
The goal was 500,000 meals.
Panic set in when the volunteers began running out of food after only 30 minutes of packaging.
Lindsay Mills, Director of Numana, said, "It was actually a good thing because the amount of food out there was the amount we needed to package. So as soon as the food started running out, that means we were hitting the goal."
The volunteers exceeded their goal by 30,000, packing all of the meals in under 40 minutes.
The former record of 479,034 meals, packed in one hour, was set in Kansas in February.
Saturday's event also benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank as volunteers brought in canned and boxed-food donations.