Two-thousand volunteers packed 479,000 meals in less than one hour Saturday to feed children in Haiti, while setting a Guinness World Record. The previous record was just more than 315,000.
The event was sponsored by Numana Inc., Volunteer Kansas and The Downtown Rotary Club of Wichita.
“We’re going to keep going until they tell us to stop,” said Lena Young, a volunteer, as she assembled the meals.
Guinness sent an adviser to Wichita to verify the process and witness the record being set.
“I’m basically thrown into a situation and just have to learn everything I can about how to count, measure and figure out if something is actually a new world record achievement,” said Guinness representative Michael Empric.
Because Saturday’s event far exceeded the goal, the chairman of Numana, Dick Morris, says they will hold an event again next year and aim for 1 million meals in one hour.