AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - It's National Volunteer Week and Augusta University students, faculty, and staff gave a helping hand to Golden Harvest Food Bank by prepping meals for those in the community who are in need. 

All of the students who volunteered with Augusta University are a part of the Jags Jump-In organization. 

"They came out. We ran out of spaces in the registration. Folks hopped on the bus some even drove their own cars to get here." said, Kristie Johnson, the Community Engagement Manager at Augusta University. 

A group of students helped pack green beans to go into backpack meals for students and senior boxed meals. The Backpack program at Golden Harvest Food Bank provides school-aged kids in need with a bag full of healthy food and snacks each Friday. That way they will have enough to eat over the weekend.

The senior boxes are fully equipped with a healthy meal, that will be distributed out into the community. 

Bryanna Jones is a Senior at Augusta University, and she says that helping out was a great experience. 

"I'm kind of like the stepping stone that you need between the food and it being on your table. So, that felt good to be able to do that." Jones explained.

Evan Torris is a second-year dental student at the Dental College of Georgia. He also volunteered with Augusta University, "I am privileged enough to be able to do that and go to the grocery stores, but others are not. I can stay in this area and get to provide for the people who are also living here as well." Torris said. 

Multiple palettes were packed to be sorted and shipped out throughout the CSRA to families who may need them. 

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