Cafeteria workers at Memorial Hospital putting a stop to childhood hunger

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Cafeteria workers at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin were decked out in bright orange t-shirts Tuesday as part of a nationwide STOP hunger initiative by Sodexo Foundation.

The employees and volunteers wore orange to get people talking about the campaign and ways to help.

"It just makes it more fun. It gets people aware. If I was wearing an orange shirt today, it wouldn't make a difference and if you have 50-60 people all wearing the same color orange, it brings more attention to it," Michael Hodgkin, the general manager of food services at Memorial Hospital, said.

Hodgkin says a lot of times kids only get to eat when they get the free meal at school. A display has been set up inside the café at Memorial Hospital with more information on Sodexo's STOP hunger initiatives.

All employees are suggested to help hunger relief in their community by volunteering at local food banks or serve and deliver meals.

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